We’re bringing you a 30-minute workout every day in October. Grab a timer and get your daily sweat in with this quick, all-bodyweight Tabata workout.
I did this workout and I worked up a solid sweat and felt great going into the day without feeling totally spent by the end.
Here are your next 30 minutes:
Run 1 mile either outside or on the treadmill to warm up, or another 10 minute dynamic warm-up of your choice.
Then perform exercises A and B of the following sets, 20 seconds on, 10 seconds rest, alternating between A and B for a total of 8 rounds. Count your reps of each exercise on the first round to use as your benchmark number of reps to aim to complete each subsequent round.
Using the first set as an example, It will look like this:
20 seconds of squat touchdowns, followed by a 10-second rest. Then 20 seconds of jack flys, followed by a 10-second rest. Repeat that 3 more times for a total of 8 20-second rounds (8 is the magic Tabata workout number.) Follow that same format for all 5 sets.
A. Squat touchdowns
B. Jack flys
A. Mountain climbers
B. High knees
A. Jackknife crunch right side
B. Jackknife crunch left side
A. Rainbow lunges
B. Donkey kicks
B. Boat hold
Here are the moves:
Mountain Climbers: From plank position, alternate driving knees in towards your chest, keeping palms firmly pressed onto the ground and belly pulled toward your spine.
Jackknife Crunch: Lie flat on your back with left arm extended by your ear. As you crunch up, bring your left arm and leg up at the same time to touch (you can bend your left knee or plant your right foot on the ground as a modification). Alternate sides each round.
Donkey kicks: Start in an upside down V with your feet slightly to the left. Hop your feet up to stack your hips as close to on top of shoulders as possible, then lower your legs to the left. Your heels will make the shape of a “U” in the air.
Burpees: Start standing. Jump up and land in a squat as a transition to place hands on the ground and jump back to a plank (if you jump back to a high plank, slightly bend knees to take care of your spine, or jump to a low plank as picture / full release chest to floor variation). Jump your feet back outside of your hands to land back in a squat and then jump back up in the air.
Boat hold: Start in a v-sit. Either keep your hands behind your knees, extend your arms and/or extend legs to straighten. Keep your chest lifted and back straight.
Want to pair this with another workout? We’ve got you covered. And every day in October we’re adding a new 30-minute workout to this list.
(Disclaimer: This workout is not intended for the treatment or prevention of disease, nor is it a replacement for seeking medical treatment or professional nutrition advice. Do not start any nutrition or physical activity program without first consulting your physician.)