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Tabata Trimmer 1

Get ready to blast those calories today and tone up your body all at the same time with this low-impact HIIT workout!

Tabatas are an incredible way to increase your fitness level, and I usually include them weekly in my own workouts.  Traditionally, there are 8 rounds, but that can sometimes get a little intense.  So for now, let's start with 6 rounds to get used to them.  


Trust me, you will still get an incredible workout!

Tabatas are quite simple to do.  Set an interval timer for 6 rounds of 20/10.

You will do 1 single exercise for 20 seconds, rest for 10 seconds, then do it again for 20 seconds, rest for 10 seconds, etc. until you have completed 6 rounds of that exercise.  


Then you have a 1-minute active recovery exercise to allow your heart rate to come back down but still keep it elevated a bit.  Plus, you'll burn a few additional calories!

Then you'll move on to complete 6 rounds of the next Tabata and continue through the workout.  If you're confused, don't worry, you can work out along with me in the video above and I'll keep you on track!

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You'll Need:

Mat (opt)

Interval Timer set for 6 rounds of 20 seconds work, 10 seconds rest

The Workout:

Pilates Warm-up

100 Hundreds

5 Single Leg Circles (each direction/leg)

6 Rolling Like a Ball

6 Single Knee Hugs (each leg)

6 Double Knee Hugs

6 Single Straight Leg (each leg)

6 Double Straight Leg

6 Criss-Cross (each side)

6 Spine  Stretch Forward

6 Corkscrew

4 Saw (each side)

Tabata 1: 6 Rounds 20 sec/10 sec

Single Leg Down Dog Plank w/ Knee Tucks


Active Recovery: 1 min High Knee March

Tabata 2: 6 Rounds 20 sec/10 sec

Single Leg Runner Punch

Active Recovery: 1 min Quick Side Steps

Tabata 3: 6 Rounds 20 sec/10 sec

Mountain Climbers

Cool Down:

10 Arm Swings

10 Arm Circles

2-4 Sun Salutations

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