Hey, hey! What’s happening? As I write this, on Monday afternoon, I’m just relaxing. I’ve had a pretty productive day off. No work, no working out — today was my rest day. To keep me some kind of busy, I ran some errands with my sister, played with the pup in hopes of tiring him out, did some cleaning, weeded the garden, and I’m already pooped. In a few hours I will probably take a long walk and make dinner before watching the Bachelorette tonight! I roped Alex into watching it with me..hehe
Today, I come offering a workout for you guys. I used this one with my bootcamp class last week and they seemed to really like it. The few of them that I saw in spin class the day after said their abs were really sore, so I can tell you it is a good one for the core!
A Quick Rundown Of the Workout
As in the title, it is a workout containing four tabatas. A tabata is 20 seconds of extremely all-out intensity work followed by a 10 seconds rest. That 20 seconds of work and 10 seconds of rest sequence gets repeated 8 times to create a 4-minute drill.
In this workout, each tabata has two alternating exercises. So…for the first 20 seconds of work, you’ll do one exercise, then rest. Then, for the next 20 seconds of work, you’ll do the second listed exercise. Then, 10 seconds rest. Then back to 20 seconds of that first exercise…then rest.
Between each tabata, there is a quick ab circuit to bring the heartrate down while still working. Call it an active rest, if you will! There are two ab exercises in each circuit. You will complete the first listed exercise exercise and then move to the second ab exercise, and then do that whole ab circuit two more times for a total of three rounds. You will do this for each ab circuit.
That’s pretty much all you need to know!
There are modifications for many of these exercises. If you want a modification for an exercise, you can always leave a comment or shoot me an email… blondesrun (at) gmail (dot) com.