Last week for my Bootcamp session I decided to change it up a bit and add a common pantry item mostly everyone has on hand, especially during picnic season. Now, it’s definitely not picnic season here in Edmonton, so those paper plates kept my bootcampers anything but cold as they got their hearts pumping with intense cardio and bodyweight drills.
One if the most effective forms of high intensity workouts for boosting your metabolism and increasing performance over time is the Tabata interval. Tabata intervals were first developed by Japanese scientist and researcher Dr. Izumi Tabata who tested Vo2 max on speed skaters. Tabata intervals involve 20 seconds working at a hard, challenging intensity followed by 10 seconds rest. This pattern is repeated 8 times through for a total of 4 minutes. A true tabata set should leave you feeling fatigued. Tabata intervals are one of my favourite forms of working out as they are simple and you can really insert any exercise into the equation and get a great workout!
The following set combines both cardio and body weight strength exercises to give you an all-encompassing workout. Complete each tabata interval listed for a shorter 20 minute sweat session or complete a second time round for maximum burn and longer 40 minute workout.
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Happy September my fit friends! The beginning of September is one of my favourite times of the year – breathing in the crispness of the air along with ripening leaves as they prepare to change colour and fall; there’s something especially comforting about September that makes you feel right at home.
Amidst the busyness of starting routines and getting ready for kids going back to school, it can be difficult to fit working out into the equation of life. I’ve prepared a workout for you that will make you sweat and help you feel refreshed. So lace up those runners and let’s get to work!
It may be raining outside, but that doesn’t have to get in the way of your workout routine. Here’s a quick workout you can complete no matter what the weather holds.
This 5×5 workout consists of 5 exercises, of which you will complete 5 reps for 5 rounds. If you want an extra challenge, time yourself and see if you can beat your time next time round! Enjoy, and happy sweating! 🙂