A Super Intense 60-Minute HIIT/Tabata Cardio, Abs & Obliques Workout

Please, don’t laugh, but yesterday was the first time I tried a Tabata workout. I know, it’s kind of shameful given that I’m a fitness enthusiast, but hey, at least I FINALLY know what it is. And let me tell you, I love various HIIT workouts, but Tabata is something else!

Exercise Motivation

A little bit of history. It was founded in Japan by Izumi Tabata. What he found out is that high intensity interval training had more of an impact on the aerobic and anaerobic systems as opposed to moderate high intensity training.

So how does it work?

You can incorporate pretty much any type of exercise into the Tabata training; however, the following rules have to be followed:

  • 4 minutes long
  • 20 seconds of intense training
  • 10 seconds of rest
  • Total of 8 sessions/rounds

Sounds simple, right? But believe me, you’re going to be SOAKING WET after this workout. WORD!

It consists of:

  • 6-minute cardio warm up
  • 48-minute HIIT/Tabata & abs routine
  • 6 minute cool down & stretch session

By the way, you’ll be glad you did the plank workout and the core building routine with me last week!

I think this picture describes the best how I felt right after the workout.

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Let me know what you think, but also tell me know about your favorite Tabata routine.

xoxo
Olena

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19 responses to “A Super Intense 60-Minute HIIT/Tabata Cardio, Abs & Obliques Workout

  1. Really good exercises in that video – thanks chica for sharing xx

  2. I actually love tabata workouts – but they kick my butt! I do simple ones on the treadmill – just 20 seconds in an all-out sprint, 10 standing on the sides and repeat until I can’t anymore! It’s also a great way to fit in a workout when time is limited!

  3. I’ve done Tabata and it kicked my butt! I did the squat and push up routine. I enjoy more moderate level of work out I must say. The only thing I continue is an ab-routine I do. It’s modified Tabata of 8 minutes of different crunches with 30 seconds each. There is a 30 seconds break every minute. It’s pretty effective building core. I will find that video and post it later.

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  5. Yapp, tabatas rock! I just “found” them too. A great way to keep in shape those weeks when you don’t or can’t make time for longer workouts.

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  7. You are really amazing!
    Tabata workout is always amazing! And with flutter kicks, toe touch crunches and bicycle crunches, its an incredible workout session 😀
    Loved it. This seems to be the perfect HIIT Workout for abs!

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