It’s time for another tabata interval workout video! This one’s a little different then the previous tabata video… instead of all cardio, this workout alternates a cardio move with a strength move so you get your heart rate going and you build strong muscles, all at once.
Tabata protocol means alternating 20 seconds of high intensity work with 10 seconds of rest and repeating that pattern in 4 minute segments. It’s one of the most effective ways to burn calories and increase you fitness, plus it’s a go to for celebs like Jessica Biel and Vanessa Lachey.
You can follow along and get the full workout with this video and feel free to go through 2 or 3 times if you need an extra challenge.
You can check out the other tabata workout video here.
It’s time for another printable workout! This one is total body toning plus cardio in one and it’s as easy as 5-4-3-2-1 The whole things is only 15 minutes long so it’s perfect to squeeze into a busy day. Plus you don’t need any equipment or a gym so simply push your coffee table out of the way and you’re good to go!
I love pyramid workouts and if you ever ran track in high school you might remember them (fondly or maybe not so fondly) as ladders. The principle is that you start with a short interval (in this case 20 seconds), climb up the pyramid to the longest interval (50 seconds) and then work your way back down to a short interval again (20 seconds). Take note that all the intervals here are less than a minute:) Not only does this format make the time fly, but it’s also totally motivating to see the intervals get shorter as the end of the workout gets closer!
You don’t need any equipment so just clear some room in your living room, turn on some good music (you can check out a playlist I’m loving here) and you’ll get a full body cardio/toning interval workout!
I’m always curious how many calories different workouts burn…Should I do yoga or go for a run? Take a barre class or try Zumba? Well if you’re like me and you’re dying to know how many calories that spin class is worth I’ve taken the guesswork out for you. Here I’ve compiled a few different workouts that burn 300, 400 and 500 calories and you’ll notice within each “calorie section” the workouts last for different amounts of time. Calorie burn is all about intensity so you can burn 300 calories either by taking a walk with a friend or if you’re short on time and you want to work off those potato skins from last night’s happy hour try some High Intensity Interval Training for 20 minutes. This breakdown is kinda cool since you can rest easy if you hate the impact of things like kickboxing and would rather get zen with some yoga…both are going to torch about 500 calories!
Walking with a few hills for 1 hour
High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) for 20 minutes. Try this tabata workout video here.
Ballet Barre Class or Workout for 1 hour
Running 9 min/mile (6.7 mph) for 35 minutes
Zumba Class for 45 minutes
Circuit Training or Bootcamp for 40 minutes. Try this toning circuit workout here. Both are living room friendly…no gym required!
This is the first video in a new series of videos called “Ask Cait”. Feel free to ask me any questions about fitness, fashion, beauty or anything you’re dying to know and I’ll answer them here.
Today’s video is about how to schedule your workouts for the week so you make sure you’re getting the results you want without getting burned out or injured. As promised you can find the schedule written out below. Excited to hear from you!
3 days/ week
1 interval workout
1 strength training workout (add intervals to boost calorie burn)