At PFC, we introduce over 50 different types of exercises to our, and one of the most loathed/ loved PFC workouts among our clients is Tabata or HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training). Tabata is a fantastic workout option for you when you have on a short duration of time to exercise. All you need is a stopwatch timer, good pump-it-up music and you! You can do various exercises of your choice but for purposes of this blog, I’ll get you started!
Here are the basics of Tabata’s structure:
-Pick 4 exercises.
-Do each for 20 seconds.
-Take 10 seconds in between for recovery/transition to the next exercise.
-Do exercises 1-4 and then repeat exercises 1-4 for a second round.
The 4 exercises for 2 rounds will take a total of 4 minutes.
After the first block of 4 minutes, take a 1-minute break.
Then move on to the next block of 4 different exercises.
Theoretically, if you had only 20 minutes to work out, you could do 4 blocks of 4 exercises for a total of 16 minutes of work, and 3 minutes of rest total in between each block. The goal is to get your heart rate as high as you can get and keep the level of intensity high during the 20 second intervals.
So, here is a workout for you! ENJOY!!!