Tabata Thursdays

No time wasted with low energy, longer workouts when you can Tabata (an exercise alternating periods of short intense exercise with less-intense recovery periods) your way into fitness! Jump into these 8 rounds of high intense activity – 20 seconds on, and 10 seconds rest. Speaking of jumping, who is in for a Tabata of alternating Squat JUMPS and Lunge JUMPS? Hmmm? Let’s get it.

Starting with squat jumps, feet shoulder width apart and a strong core, squat down like you are sitting in a chair, making sure your knees don’t go over your toes. From the squat position, jump up, and land as softly as possible back into the squat position. Do this for 20 seconds, each time landing into the squat position. Now, you get 10 seconds to rest.

For the next 20 seconds, you will begin your lunge jumps. Stepping one foot back into lunge position, fighter abs and a deep lunge, jump that back foot forward and the opposite foot back, alternating back and forth – jumping into each reverse lunge. Just like in jump squats, remember to watch for form – make sure your toes don’t go beyond your knees, and your knee is dropping low for a deep lunge.

As always, watch Bootique Fitness personal trainer, Sabrina Campbell, for proper form, technique, and any modifications for beginners and/or injuries.

Jump on in!!!

The Tabata Make You Jump Workout

Time: 4 minutes
Timer: 20 seconds on, 10 seconds rest
Tabata Exercise: Squat Jumps & Jump Jumps