Happy Tabata Thursday!

Make it Eight – Figure Eights

This will be an ABsolutely amazing tabata time with some core work – Figure Eights!

Tabatas are the perfect cardio and strength training accessory for the busy people we are. No toys, no gym, – just your body and the Tabata movement. With 20 seconds on and 10 second rest, these high intensity intervals have been shown to increase fat burning and improve athletic performance. Shorter but high intense workouts that burn fat and increase muscle? In! Last week, we “spidermanned” and “burpeed” our way into out Tabata. Today we’re going to run circles, literally, around it with Figure Eights!

To start, lay flat on the ground, palms facing down on your sides, and feet up, make a sideways figure eight with your feet. Every time your feet go up after the circle (alternating on each side), lift your bum to a small crunch for your lower abs. Remember to keep your back flat and use that core! No flippy floppy legs! Watch San Diego Personal Trainer Sabrina, for the correct form, technique, and any modifications.

Let’s get to it – eight is great!

The Tabata Abdominal Eight Workout

Time: 4 minutes
Timer: 20 seconds on, 10 seconds rest
Tabata Exercises: Figure Eights