Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Tuesday's Tabata

In class last night we did 2 circuits with weights and started each with a tabata. To get everyone used to the flow of a tabata, we started with a simple one of all mountain climbers. Just to re-cap the tabata format, it goes:

20 seconds- mountain climbers
10 seconds rest

20 seconds- mountain climbers
10 seconds rest
20 seconds- mountain climbers
10 seconds rest
20 seconds- mountain climbers
10 seconds rest
20 seconds- mountain climbers
10 seconds rest
20 seconds- mountain climbers
10 seconds rest
20 seconds- mountain climbers
10 seconds rest
20 seconds- mountain climbers
10 seconds rest

That's a total of 4 minutes. Short- but it will kick your ass! For the second tabata we alternated squat jumps and butt kicks. Our weight circuits definitely had us exhausted by the end, but almost everyone stuck around for my quick ABS class. 

ABS-

1 min up/down planks- start in high plank, lower to forearms and back up
1 min SLOW bicycle crunches
1 min elbows to knees- lift upper back off the mat, push your elbows to knees and hold for 1 min
1 min oblique crunch- lift upper back off mat, arms straight at your sides palms facing in. Crunch side to side, tapping the outer edge of your sneaker with your hand. 

Repeat at least 2x, 3 if you're feeling ambitious! 






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