Workout Wednesday - Tabata Party

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Howdy Friends!

Happy Workout Wednesday! I am linking up with Diatta, Sheila, Amanda, and Heather for today's edition of Workout Wednesday. If you're looking for more great workouts, go check them out. :) Today, I have a great Tabata workout for you that I tested out on Sunday. It was fun to do a whole workout without counting one single rep!

I used a handy interval timer app on my iphone. You simply plug in the work to rest ratio you want and how many intervals you are going to do. For this workout, I set the high interval for 20 seconds, the low interval for 10 seconds, and it repeated that 8 times for one tabata. It's super handy, because I can still play my music through the phone and the app sounds a little alarm over the music (the song keeps playing right along) when it is time for me to switch intervals.

I also geared up for my workout with the new workout gloves E gave me. Somehow, I lost one glove of my last pair, and I love them for kettlebell work. Hot pink! He knows me so well!

This workout was a doozy. Each Tabata takes 4 minutes, plus about 1 minute rest in between each tabata, so the core of this workout took 30 minutes. I added about a 5 minute warm-up and approximately 5 minutes of extra abdominal work and stretching. It was definitely a butt kicker in the best sense of the word!

In honor of Workout Wednesday, I am thrilled to partner with For Two Fitness for an amazing New Year giveaway. If you recall, I wore For Two Fitness apparel throughout my pregnancy with Annabelle and it quickly became my favorite maternity fitness brand! No riding up or bunching in weird places with these cute tank tops! For Two Fitness is running a phenomenal giveaway for the New Year. If you are a mommy or soon-to-be-mommy, you have to enter this amazing giveaway! Read the details below from For Two Fitness.
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Do you prefer to count reps or do time based workouts? 

If you have a great workout to share, leave the link in the comments! I would love to check it out!

In health,

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8 Responses to “Workout Wednesday - Tabata Party”

  1. did you read my mind? I was needing a tabata workout today for my class!! perfect

    1. Sweet! Glad I could give you some ideas! I hope you had a great class!

  2. Looks like a good one! #wowlinkup

    1. It was a doozy! Thanks for stopping by!

  3. I like to do both counting and or timed workouts. I let the mood hit me the way I want to construct the class that day. I missed the contest. #wowlinkup

    1. I'm definitely a fan of mixing it up too!

  4. I prefer to count reps so I know how many I have to get through and how many I've done. That looks like a very nice giveaway for an active mother to be. I know one I may point her in this direction. #wowlinkup


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