The Broken Tabata Workout

 

ROUNDS

SECONDS ON

SECONDS OFF

CIRCUITS

What is Tabata?

Tabata is a great high intensity interval workout to help you burn fat and lose weight. It provides you with a killer cardio workout in a very short amount of time.

Tabata style workouts are perfect if you are short on time and need something to really give you a lot of bang for your buck.

What is Tabata?

Tabata style training is 20 seconds of work followed by 10 seconds of rest for 8 rounds. Generally speaking, you complete 8 rounds of an exercise working for 20 seconds and resting for 10 before resting for 1-2 minutes and moving on to the next exercise. Many Tabata workouts include 3-5 exercises done for 8 rounds of 20/10.

However, because 10 seconds of rest isn’t very long, by the end of the 8 rounds you are dragging and you are probably not completing near as many reps (or you’ve had to regress the movement a lot to keep moving at the same pace and intensity).

While working to, or even past, failure in this way has it’s benefits, there is also a lot of benefit to being able to work just has hard THROUGHOUT the 8 rounds.

That is why we developed the Broken Tabata Workout!

Why Is Broken Tabata Better?

Our Broken Tabata Workout breaks up the 8 rounds of 20 on, 10 off over two rounds so that you can keep working at the same intensity throughout so that you are getting even more out of every 20 second work interval.

With the Broken Tabata Workouts, you will complete 4 rounds of 20 seconds on, 10 seconds off before resting 30 seconds and moving on to the next exercise. You will complete 4 rounds of 20/10 for each of the 3-5 exercises and then rest no longer than a minute before repeating the circuit.

It is still a super quick high intensity interval workout using 8 rounds of 20/10, it just has those rounds broken up. By breaking up the rounds, you aren’t doing any less work, you are just allowing your body to recover by performing a different exercise. You are recovering by working a different area of your body so that when you do the final 4 rounds you don’t have to regress the move or rest during the 20 seconds of work.

This allows you to go even harder for all 8 rounds and burn even more fat!

Check out one of our Broken Tabata Workouts below!

The Broken Tabata Workout

WARM UP
Stretch and Roll Out.

WORKOUT
Set a timer for 20 seconds of work, 10 seconds of rest. You will complete 4 rounds of each exercise before moving on to the next exercise. Rest 30 seconds between exercises and then up to 1 minute between rounds. Complete 2 rounds of the circuit below.

CIRCUIT:
4 rounds:
20 seconds Burpee Sit Thrus
10 seconds Rest
4 rounds:
20 seconds Snowboard Hops
10 seconds Rest
4 rounds:
20 seconds Climber Push Ups
10 seconds Rest
4 rounds:
20 seconds Skier Jacks
10 seconds Rest
4 rounds:
20 seconds Bicycles
1 minute Rest

COOL DOWN
Stretch and Roll Out.

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