Have you ever done a Tabata workout?
Or at least I have now thanks to Tina’s Best Body Bootcamp.
This week in bootcamp it was all about Tabatas.
And they kicked my butt…in the best way possible!
If you aren’t sure what a Tabatas workout is, let me ‘splain lucy.
The way it works is you perform a move as many times as you can (with proper form of course) for 20 seconds. Then you rest for 10 seconds. You repeat the pattern for 20 seconds on and 10 seconds rest 7 more times for a total of 8 rounds.
The way Tina set it up, she had an upper body day and a core/legs day. She grouped sets of 2 moves together for each Tabata round. The were 6 Tabata sets for each workout.
At first glance I figured it was no big deal. The moves were ones I was very familiar with for the most part. I knew what weights I’d be comfortable with, and how to perform the moves correctly.
Boy do Tabatas have an attitude all thier own!!!
They krept up on me little by little until by the last round of each move I was relieved to be done and be free to move on to the next form of bootcamp torture!
By the time I finished the upper body workout and was on the elliptical for my cardio, I had found a new respect for Tabatas …those 20 second segments are no joke!
The next day I was rightfully sore, but excited to see how effective Tabatas are. They definitely know how to talk back.
This week definitely offered me a new perspective and some great ideas for workouts once this round of bootcamp comes to a close.
I see burpee/jumping jack Tabatas, heel click/high knee Tabatas, and more in my future for awhile…
That is, until the next round of bootcamp starts.
In fact, enrollment in the next round of bootcamp is already open!!!
It starts January 7th, just in time to start the new year off on the right foot.
For the insanely low cost of $25 you get 8 weeks of carefully planned, new, exciting and challenging workouts, a tracking log, a Facebook group access for encouragement and shares from other bootcampers, and the chance to win $1000 and other prizes!!
You’ve got nothing to lose, so take a second to check out the details at http://www.tinareale.com/best-body-bootcamp