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12 Minute Tabata Workout


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Tabata Workout

What exactly is a Tabata Workout, you may be asking yourself??

The Tabata Workout AKA as a fitness miracle is loved for its unparalleled fat-torching ability and simplicity. Tabata workouts are great because you can DO them anywhere! Even in your living room and in front of your coach! A “Tabata” consists of picking an exercise and then setting a timer for 20 seconds on and 10 seconds rest. Do the exercise as hard as you possibly can for 20 seconds and then rest for 10. You can mix it up by adding more sets with different exercises. Don’t be fooled – Tabata workouts are super intense and will burn some serious calories in a small amount of time. So when you don’t have a lot of space, and you want to get in a super efficient workout – Tabata workouts can be your jam!

{Printable Workout Sheet – below – just right click at hit save as!} 

12 Minute Tabata Printable

How Tabata Workouts Work:

  • 20 Seconds full effort – work like you have never worked before
  • 10 Seconds Rest
  • Complete each of the 3 Super Sets – Twice – You can do them 2x then move on to the next set, or you may choose to do the whole thing twice.
  • Rest No More than 60 seconds between sets!

Make sure that you are properly stretching before and after your workout – this will help to reduce injury and prevent muscle soreness – for some stretching ideas – check out this post This Tabata workout is being sponsored by Road Runner Sports®. They are a fantastic resource for finding all your favorite athletic shoe brands for the whole family all in one place and at the best prices! They also offer FREE Shipping and one of the coolest things I have ever seen in the world of athletic shoes…  Become a member of their VIP Family for only $1.99 and get the 90-DAY Wear em’ and Love em’ plan!! Take your shoes for the ultimate test run! Enjoy 3 months to decide if you love ’em. Exchange ’em if you don’t.* VIP Family Members deserve to feel 100% happy, 100% of the time… How many times have you bought shoes at the store and after a couple of workouts you knew they just were not going to work for you. It happens all the time, and by then it is too late to return them – not ANYMORE! #bestnewsever! + You’ll get loads of other Road Runner VIP Family Perks like 10% off always, Free Shipping Always, Upgraded VIP Hotline, and Best Price Guarantee – All this for $1.99!!!  And since you’re an AWESOME Maybe I Will Reader you get even more perks over at Road Runner Sports 20% off your very first order with CODE MAYBEIWILL17    So grab a sweet new pair of kicks – like I did and crush this workout!  I am loving these new Nike Met Con 3 – They are the perfect shoe for cross training at the gym. If you are planning on lifting weights and doing plyometric training – {like in the above workout} – these shoes are perfect for that! 

Tabata Workout

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  1. GiGi Eats says:

    12 minute work out! THAT is not intimidating at all, peopleeeeee need to get on this work out! It might be HARD AF but….. Before they even know it – DONE!

    1. Right??! Everybody got 12 minutes 😉

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