Tabata workout to get you ready for the New Year

If your office closed down like mine did for what feels like the longest vacation you’ve ever had (not complaining), you’ve had time to do things like pin countless wedding dresses and binge-watch Breaking Bad. Needless to say, I haven’t been as active over the vacation as I’d like and that makes my Nike+ Fuel Band sad.

This Tabata workout put some pep in my step and it might help any couch addiction or winter affliction you may have acquired.

Tabata intervals are a great way to torch fat and get a lot of work done in a short amount of time. It’s a mainstay for every HIIT freak (myself included). A true Tabata interval is 20 seconds of work followed by 10 seconds of rest – complete that 8 times and you’ve done one Tabata.

Timing yourself while trying to do these intense sets isn’t easy – you should be going all-out when you’re working. Thank goodness for the Internet, where one can find handy things like Tabata timers. The Tabata Pro online will do the timing for you.

The workout:

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Need help with form? Check out these videos!

Challenge yourself and try to do the same number of reps each time you work. Get after it!

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About Jeana Anderson Cohen

Jeana Anderson Cohen is the founder and CEO of a destination for living better lives, with fitness as the catalyst. But before starting health-focused companies Jeana earned a degree in Journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. For the first decade of her career, she created and executed social media strategies for brands. aSweatLife fuses her experience and her passion for wellness and SweatWorking was the natural evolution of that experience. You can find Jeana leading the team at aSweatLife, hosting aSweatLife’s monthly #Sweatworking events.