Tabata for the Holiday Season!

For most of us the holiday season means busy schedules, parties, and over eating.  How can we possibly keep up our fitness during this time of year?  The answer is Tabata training.  Tabata training involves multiple sets of short intervals of high intensity exercises with timed recovery between sets. The protocol can vary, but usually involves 8 sets of full body movements for 20 seconds of max effort followed by 10 seconds of rest. Do this for 4 minutes straight and you will torch some serious calories.  The following are a few examples of full body exercises to really get your heart rate going.

Body Weight Squats

Standing Lunge


High Knees

Mountain Climbers


Ball Slams




Remember, 20s of all out intensity, then rest for 10s.  Move from one exercise to the next for 4 total minutes.  Repeat as many times as your limited schedule allows!          

There are really NO excuses for not keeping your fitness up over the holidays!  If you would like help implementing a plan like this, contact Core Results and we will be happy to help.  We offer half hour sessions with highly trained staff that are perfect for these kind of high intensity workouts!

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