Tabata style HIIT - Emily Skye

Tabata style HIIT

Tabata style HIIT

Heard about Tabata training and wondering what it is all about? Tabata training is a type of high intensity interval training that involves exercises that last for 4 minutes. This might seem like an easy workout to you, but trust me, it may just be the longest 4 minutes you have experienced!

When it comes to they type of exercises involved, tabata is just like any other HIIT, you can basically opt for any exercises that utilize any of the major muscle groups. For example, kettlebell swings, burpees, push-ups, mountain climbers, deadlifts etc. What makes a tabata training session different to your average HIIT session, is the time sequence.

Basically tabata exercises run like this:

  • 20 seconds of exercise (for example; burpees) pushing as hard as you can
  • 10 seconds of rest
  • Repeat this for 8 sets
  • Move onto your next exercise

You might plan your tabata training session as follows:

  1. Mountain climbers - 4 minutes
  2. Push-ups - 4 minutes
  3. Burpees - 4 minutes
  4. Kettlebell swings - 4 minutes

What makes tabata so effective? It is actually quite challenging and enables you to get a really intense workout in a limited time frame.

So if you only have a short period of time to, but want to get the most out of your workout, consider doing your own tabata training session! 

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