A Tabata workout

Many of you probably won’t read this until the new year (totally fine by me). Here’s a great workout I did the other day that really kicked my butt. Hint: It incorporates a mat, stability ball, weights, gliders, and TRX bands.

The entier workout was done tabata-style (20 seconds of WORK, 10 seconds of REST, repeated 8 times for a total of 4 minutes. In each of the tabatas, I alternated between the coupling of moves (i.e.: 1st round pushups, 2nd round tricep extensions, 3rd round pushups….etc.)

Round 1

  • jump squats
  • TRX jump squats

Round 2

  • TRX tricep extensions
  • Pushups

Round 3

  • Stability ball jackknife
  • TRX plank crunch

Round 4

  • Plank jacks
  • TRX bicep curl

Round 5

  • Reverse glide lunge L
  • Weighted Lunge Pulse L

Round 6

  • V raise
  • Stability ball rollout

Round 7

  • Reverse glide lunge R
  • Weighted Lunge Pulse R

Round 8

  • Single Arm Overhead Reach Press L
  • Single Arm Overhead Reach Press R

Yesterday’s workout consisted of a 48 minute interval run. I repeated a set that looked like this:

  • 1 min run
  • 1 min walk
  • 2 min run
  • 1 min walk
  • 2 min run

With each set, I would shorten the ‘rest’ (or walk) time.

I also do sets of single leg dead lefts and arnold presses.

Today’s workout was a 30 minute spin at the gym followed by a walk with the dog and some full body moves with the TRX bands.

I guess I’m ready to put on a sparkly shirt and celebrate NYE.

I have noticed in the blog world that just about everyone is posting things about their 2012 and goals for 2013. If you read my blog, you pretty much already know what happened in 2012.

  1. Quit my job in Boston
  2. Flew to Florida for 10 days
  3. Drove from Boston to Calgary
  4. Moved in with boy
  5. Engaged to said boy
  6. Submit application for Permanent Residency
  7. Do nothing
  8. Bake
  9. Eat
  10. Workout
  11. Sleep
  12. Walk Dog
  13. Volunteer at YMCA
  14. Visit NY/Boston
  15. Stop volunteering at YMCA

The end. Totally not as exciting as others. 

Hmmm, what else is there to say?

– I made chewy chocolate chip bars that are THEBOMB.COM—-> so tasty.

– I started a new book called An Embarrassment of Mangoes. So far so good.

– I go home in 13 days!!!!!!!

– I tried growing out my eyebrows, but couldn’t take it after about a month. P.S: Do the girls on Survivor get to shave? I mean….they ARE all wearing bikinis all the time….just a thought.

That is all. See ya next year.

5 thoughts on “A Tabata workout

  1. I seem to recall something about them having access to things like shaving stuff and condoms (apparently very important) from like the crew camp. They must shave (to keep the ratings up) Happy new years! all the best in 2013

  2. I love tabata style workouts. When Tina introduced them in BBB, I fell in love. Okay…you got engaged this year, I don’t think you can play the blase “nothing exciting happened to me card”. 😉

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