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HIIT Tabata With Dad This Father's Day

2017-06-12

Two of the greatest gifts you can give Dad for Father’s day are included in this workout. The gift of TIME and the gift of HEALTH. Partner up with Dad to complete this High Intensity Tabata workout. It’s quick and bound to burn some serious calories.

Here’s how to Tabata

Each exercise in a given Tabata will only last four minutes. Sounds simple, but wait until the burn starts to set in. A tabata is structured like this:

• Perform the exercise at 100% effort for 20 seconds.

• Rest for 10 seconds.

• Complete 8 rounds for a total of 4 minutes.

• After 8 rounds you have one Tabata complete!

You can perform almost any exercise you wish, but the best exercises are the ones that work the large muscle groups of the body. Exercises such as squats, lunges, mountain climbers, burpees, and kettlebell swings.

Your Father’s Day Tabata will look like this: 1. Push-Ups (4 minutes) 2. Jumping Lunges (4 minutes) 3. Burpees (4 minutes) 4. Speed Skaters (4 minutes) 5. Winner’s Choice Exercise (4 minutes)

Start with push-ups. Perform them for 20 seconds at a high-intensity. Rest for 10 seconds and then go back to doing push-ups for 20 seconds. Once you complete eight sets of push-ups, rest for one minute. You have completed your first tabata…only 4 more to go!

Next, move on to jumping lunges and repeat the sequence for 20 seconds on, 10 seconds off. Once you finish eight sets of jumping lunges, rest for one minute, and then move onto burpees. After you finish your burpees Tabata, finish the workout with speed skaters.

Make it a competition with Dad and keep track of the amount of reps you are able to perform for each set. Winner gets to pick the final exercise for the final Tabata. This will complete 20 action packed minutes of High Intensity Tabata training!

Can you really think of any greater gift to give to Dad this Father’s Day! Share your workout results below!