It’s that time again – what’s in store for today’s Tabata Thursday? A plank with knee holds in between to really isolate and work your core! (not to mention legs, arms, back, shoulders – we’ve got you covered!).
It’s a quick and efficient way to get a total body workout. At only 20 seconds of the exercise at a time, Tabatas will help you work to your body’s HIGHEST capacity; raising your heart rate right away to burn those calories and up your fitness level. Let’s do this!
Starting in a plank position, hands hip width apart and directly under your shoulders with fingers spread wide, drive your right knee in and hold for 3 seconds. Repeat with your left knee and alternate until your 20 seconds is up. On your 10 second rest, make sure to give those hands and shoulders a break. Follow along with Bootique personal trainer, Sabrina Campbell, for the correct technique. Or, after watching the video to make sure you have it down, set that time for a Tabata and get started.
By holding the plank with only 3 points of contact, your abs have to work harder to stabilize your core. Harder work = stronger abs! Get it!
The Tabata Stabilize Those Abs Workout
Time: 4 minutes
Timer: 20 seconds on, 10 seconds rest
Tabata Exercise: 3 Point Plank