Tabata Thursdays

Just like Riding a Bike…

Today’s Tabata: Bicycles alternating with V-sit hold

Why do Tabatas? Japanese researcher Izumi Tabata found that exercises done for about 25 min, in high intensity intervals of 20 seconds of work and 10 seconds of rest, improved endurance compared to an hour of regular cardio. Getting your heart rate up and calories burned without wasting time is perfect for Bootique’ers. Another bodyweight, no equipment workout that can be done anywhere, anytime – let’s get to it!

In your first 20 seconds of work, it’s bicycle time. Lie on the floor with your hands clasped behind your head, abs engaged, and lifting up from your core; not your head or neck. With your legs up and bent at a 90 degree angle, alternate shoulder to the opposite knee on each side, while the other leg is extended out. After your 10 second rest, it’s on to V-sit holds. Fighter abs, core engaged your body in a “V shape” as your legs rise up straight and your hands reach out towards them. Remember to keep your back straight and head up. Watch personal trainer for Bootique, Sabrina, for the correct technique, and get your Tabata on.

Happy Tabata Thursday – let’s ride!

The Tabata Ab Edition Workout

Time: 4 minutes
Timer: 20 seconds on, 10 seconds rest
Tabata Exercises: Bicycles & V-sit hold