Five people in the morning and 15 in the evening were touched by Tabata. For those not familiar, the Tabata Protocol requires 8 rounds of 20 seconds maximal effort followed by 10 seconds of rest. It turns out to be a very potent 4 minutes!
We completed Tabata intervals for five different exercises and took our lowest set of reps as our score. Don’t say that Rochelle and I were mean though, because we gave one minute of rest between each exercise!
Timing yourself doing Tabata workouts is a serious pain, so here’s an mp3 to make it easier. After a brief 10 second into, it starts with 8 rounds of 20 seconds of music, and 10 seconds of rest. Load this into your iPod and put it on repeat. Jump rope, run, do burpees, do whatever as hard as you can when you hear the music. Rest when it is silent. Relive the joys of this workout over and over again at home!
Touched by Tabata -mp3