I wanted to get in a little cardio this morning, that got my heart rate up, but wasn’t too taxing on my legs (trying to let them recover between leg lifting days!). So I decided on a tabata workout with a couple hill sprints built in. Here it is:
3 sets of:
10 exercises (below) x 20 sec on, 10 sec rest (5 min total)
+ 2 x ~200m hills
- Jump rope
- Mountain climbers
- Mountain jacks
- Jumping jacks
- High knees
- Tuck jumps
- Lateral ski jumps
- Plank frog jumps (feet to outside of hands)
- Plank tuck jumps (feet to inside of hands)
***Keep your core tight and engaged for all exercises!! And do as many reps as possible in the 20 secs!
I picked these today, but you can choose whatever fits your mood:) And feel free to add in exercises with weights. Tabata intervals are a form of high intensity interval training (HIIT) and a great way to boost both your aerobic and anaerobic thresholds! Super time efficient too, which is always a plus:)
For the hills, focus on running tall and driving your knees. If you can sprint them that’s great, but I didn’t quite have that level of stamina this morning haha, so if you’re in the same boat, go for an uptempo pace (somewhere between a regular jog and a sprint).