Tabata Thursdays

Say hello to your little friend… the high knees/jumping jacks Tabata!

What is a Tabata?

A Tabata is a form of High Intense Interval Training (or HIIT). Done at 20 second intervals with 10 seconds rest in between, tabatas have been shown to improve cardiovascular fitness and as or more effectively than moderate activity done for longer periods of time. More bang for your buck? HIIT me!

What’s Today’s Tabata?

Today’s workout is a set of high knees alternating with jumping jacks. Starting with your first 20 seconds, feet shoulder width apart, head up, back straight, and fighter abs, place your hands out in front of you and drive those knees up one at a time.

After your 10 seconds of rest, we’re bringing it back old school with some jumping jacks. Jump with feet out and clapping hands up over your head, then jump back to the center work feet together and arms to your side. You will then get back to high knees and vice versa after each 10 seconds rest. Watch Bootique’s San Diego Personal Trainer, Sabrina Campbell, for the correct form, technique, and any modifications if needed.

This cardio blast tabata will get your heart rate up and your sweat on. Let’s HIIT it!

The Tabata Cardio – Simple But Effective Workout

Time: 4 minutes
Timer: 20 seconds on, 10 seconds rest
Tabata Exercise: High Knees and Jumping Jacks