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Tabata Workout

If You're Looking For a Quick but Intense Workout, Do This 4-Minute Tabata Session

Tabata Workout
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Cardio is out and HIIT (high-intensity interval training) is in when it comes to losing weight. Which is why you should try Tabata, a quick, fun, and fast-paced form of HIIT that's just as perfect for beginners as it is for advanced athletes. It alternates between 20 seconds of intense bursts of work and 10 seconds of rest in four-minute rounds.

In this Tabata workout, you'll be doing bodyweight moves, so you won't need a thing . . . except you and your determination! Get a timer, set it for four minutes, and let's go! For a longer workout, you can repeat this routine two or three times.

The Workout

Minute 1:
20 seconds jumping jacks, 10 seconds rest
20 seconds mountain climbers, 10 seconds rest
Minute 2:
20 seconds lateral bunny hops, 10 seconds rest
20 seconds plank jacks, 10 seconds rest
Minute 3:
20 seconds alternating split lunge jumps on the right side, 10 seconds rest
20 seconds frogger, 10 seconds rest
Minute 4:
20 seconds V crunch, 10 seconds rest
20 seconds triceps push-ups, 10 seconds rest

That's it. Don't take any breaks between each minute — just keep moving, and enjoy the burn!

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