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Photos: Jennifer Hagler Photography
I love a tabata workout. It’s fast-paced, high intensity and you’re in and out before you know it. Done and done. Homefit introduced me to this kind of workout a while back and I love setting the timer for 30 seconds, busting it out, resting for 10 seconds and then onto the next. It keeps my mind active, I push harder when it’s times, and it’s a great workout!
Eric has started doing tabata workouts a decent amount at home so now I try to sneak in with him and do them as well. Eric likes to workout by himself for the most part, but every now and again he’ll let me join him. 😉 Leyton usually thinks we’ve hit the deck to play with him so he wants in on the action. You may notice our form isn’t perfect in these photos because we’ve got quite the toddler resistance going on…but hey, life isn’t perfect, so we just press on as best we can.
We love that it’s something fun the whole family can be involved in together. Eric and I are both rocking our Brooks shoes for this workout and I’ve worn Brooks to do my long runs in since I trained for my first (and only) half marathon YEARS ago. Honestly, I didn’t even know they made workout clothes till Eric and I were scoping them out online on Zappo’s website. I can be really indecisive when it comes to picking out workout shoes, so I had Eric help me pick out these Brooks shoes from the Zappo’s Brooks collection.
I think I’m so indecisive about my workout shoes because I know I’ll be in them A TON and want them to be “me” as well as supportive and cute for every day wear. It’s a lot of pressure, am I right?! No? Just me? OK….moving on… 😉
Let’s get to the 20 minute tabata workout, shall we?
20 Minute Tabata Workout:
30 seconds on, 10 seconds off
- Alternating Toe Touch
- Toe touch on back or leg lifts
- Russian Twists
- Push ups
- Lunge Left, Center, Right and repeat: Right leg lunge laterally, center, left leg lunge laterally, center
- Squats–Jump Squats for more intensity
- Right side crunches
- Right side plank
- Left Side crunches
- Left side plank
- Hold feet 6 inches off the ground for 30 seconds
- 60 second plank
What are your favorite 20 minute tabata workout moves? Have you every done this kind of workout? I’d love to hear in the comments below!