Have you heard of Tabata training? It’s not a new idea in the world of fitness but it’s new to me. We’ve been doing it in pool class and I love it. The Tabata workout only lasts four minutes per segment, but it is grueling! The structure of the program is: Workout hard for 20 seconds, rest for 10 seconds.
Doesn’t sound bad, right? Except you do it for 8 rounds. And then you start again with 8 rounds of a different exercise. For example in pool class we do 20 seconds of push-throughs, jumping jacks or running (in the deep end of the pool). Our 10 second “rest” is a flutter kick and then right back at it. We do multiple sets of 8 with different exercises and rest movements each time. It’s awesome. When you’re sweating in the pool, you know that you are working it in a great way. I’ve heard they are starting to use the same theory in some of the spin and body pump classes too but I haven’t tried those lately. For now I’m just enjoying having burning abs and legs every time I leave pool class.
I’m closing the gap on Kara and Melody on steps. I was nine shy of 16,000 on Monday night which was 7.5 miles according to my fitbit. Yesterday I had 12,300. I’ve gotta keep busting my booty so that I can take the #1 spot this week. Lyndee loves a little friendly competition!