Tabata Workout

Work Off the Weekend: 8×8 Round Tabata

Tabata Workout

Work the weekend off with this eight round total body Tabata set. Before you cringe and think, “oh hell no!” trust me when I say, this set goes by so fast. It does, seriously.

As you probably already know a Tabata is 20 seconds of work, followed by 10 seconds of recovery, repeated 8 times total. Do the following drills one at a time Tabata style, resting one minute in between sets. These drills alternate between strength and cardio, so you’ll feel a balanced burn. Try to get through each Tabata set using the standard 10 second recovery period, but if you need more at any given point give yourself the breather and get right back in. Also, modify as needed. If you’re not ready for squat jumps, do a squat. If you’re form slips during the plank walks, maintain a plank position.

  1. Push-Ups 8 x 20 seconds on, 10 seconds off
    Recover for 60 seconds
  2. Squat Jumps 8 x 20 seconds on, 10 seconds off
    Recover for 60 seconds
  3. Triceps Dips 8 x 20 seconds on, 10 seconds off
    Recover for 60 seconds
  4. Mountain Climbers 8 x 20 seconds on, 10 seconds off
    Recover for 60 seconds
  5. Bulgarian Split Squats 8 x 20 seconds on, 10 seconds off
    Recover for 60 seconds
  6. Forearm Plank Walks 8 x 20 seconds on, 10 seconds off
    Recover for 60 seconds
  7. Jumping Jacks 8 x 20 seconds on, 10 seconds off
    Recover for 60 seconds
  8. Burpees 8 x 20 seconds on, 10 seconds off
    Recover for 60 seconds

It will get hard. You probably will want to give up. But don’t do it! You’ll set the tone for your entire week and be better for it.

Image via Cyril Masson

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