Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Tabata Tuesday

 ...posted on a Wednesday ;)

Last night's class was based on 3 circuits that we repeated 2-3 times. Each circuit started with a Tabata. I dictated the 2 exercises we did for the first Tabata, and then took requests for the second and third. I thought it was fun, and it was interesting to hear people's preferences and what they did NOT want to do. Right off the bat I heard "squat jumps!" and "NO squats!" Ha.

Remember, a Tabata is 4 minutes total; 20 seconds work, 10 seconds break. I love using this format because it is a quick time frame, but ends up really kicking your butt if you pick the right moves. When making your own Tabatas, focus on total body moves, not something simple like a  bicep curl.

Tabata 1- Alternate each exercise during the 20 second work portion.
High plank

Tabata 2-
Squat jumps
Tricep dips with a wide squat

Tabata 3-
Plie jumps (start in a wide squat, jump up and point toes)
Alternating side plank

After the first Tabata we did a circuit focusing on upper body, after the second we focused on lower body, and after the third we focused on the core.

Here are a few picks of us during the ABS class. I love teaching on Tuesdays, there's always a great group of people that show up, and the guys have even started to come! Usually they just look at what we're doing and seem a little intimidated ;)

Email me if you have any questions about the workout, or would like to try one of my classes. I'd love to hear from you.

One little mommy update, and it's big...C slept through 12 hours straight last night. 7-7. First time ever! No crying, fussing, nada! I'm so happy I'm nearly giddy. 


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