Tabata protocol is one of the most effective and best fat burning workouts out there. If you don’t believe me you can even read about it here. The best thing about it…you only have to do about 20 minutes of tabata intervals to get the same aerobic benefit and calorie burn as running several miles or slogging through 40 minutes on the elliptical trainer. Now full disclosure, that means this workout if going to be tough and you’re going to sweat…a lot:)
You’ll do 20 seconds of high intensity cardio followed by 10 seconds of rest, then 20 seconds of intense strength moves followed by another 10 seconds of rest. You repeat this pattern for 4 minutes at that’s a tabata protocol.
You only need a pair of dumbbells and you’re good to go, you can even do this workout at home! Get the printable version with exercise descriptions here.Tabata Workout
Who doesn’t love a super quick and effective workout? Here’s one you can do first thing in the morning or if you find a little extra time in the day … before you know it your cardio will be conquered! It’s inspired by one of my favorite Insanity workouts and some if the fitness classes I teach, plus it consists of 30 second high intensity cardio intervals, so you know it burns tons of calories. Try do to this two to three times a week and you’ll be in super shape for the upcoming swimsuit season in no time:) So grab your ipod or put on your favorite playlist and crush those calories!!!
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.
No need to worry about being bored on the treadmill if you bring this workout with you! There are intervals, sprints and lots of hills making this workout ideal for torching calories and totally toning your legs and glutes. So when it comes time for those incline sprints don’t think of them as intense work intervals think of them as instant butt lifters;)
After a warmup the workout is broken up into three sections: the first section is a powerwalk up a steep hill, the second section is entirely on an incline and alternates jogging and running, the third section alternates sprinting up a hill with walking or jogging. Feel free to do on or two of the sections and if you’re looking for an advanced workout you can try all three. You cal also try adding just one section into your regular jog for a bit of variety.
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!