Last updated on November 27th, 2018
Why Moms Should Do Tabatas
Tabatas are short, interval style workouts that are designed to be fast, effective and fatiguing. They get your heart rate up, your muscles working and just like bodyweight training, you can do them anywhere as tabatas work with any type of exercise. Which is exactly why they’re perfect for moms.
As a mom, staying consistent to your workouts and fitness can be tricky (read about how to improve that problem here). Hitting the gym isn’t always an option and even when it is, you’ve still got to ensure you’re keeping your workouts quick and effective. As a mom, you don’t really have a lot of time to waste!
Which is why tabatas can be a godsend. They’re quick, effective and most definitely sweaty.
The work to rest ratio when performing a tabata is 20:10. Meaning, if you chose to work on your squats, you would perform squats for twenty seconds, rest ten seconds and squat again for twenty seconds.. for eight rounds. While it may sound simple, by round three or four you’re definitely pushing fatigue.
By the beautiful part? In four minutes you’re done. Four minutes! This makes them ideal for moms who want to boost their activity level but can’t commit to extra workout sessions. You can do them quickly while baby sleeps, eats or is playing in the yard. Four minutes, that’s it.
And like I mentioned, you can do them with any exercise you can think of. However, if you’re rocking this randomly bodyweight exercises normally work best.
The other option when it comes to tabatas is to create a circuit. Choose three exercises and perform them back to back with the tabata interval.
A2. Plank w. Shoulder Tap
A3. Hip Thrust
Perform squats for twenty seconds, rest for ten then move into the plank for twenty seconds etc. Cycle through the exercises using the ratio. It’s a longer workout so only do this is if you have time.
The reason tabatas see so much success and get s much hype is because they’re based off interval training. They get your heart rate up in a short amount of time and push intensity higher.
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Tabatas are perfect for busy moms who don’t have time to do a full program. They’re fast, intense and effective. They help boost your activity level and challenge your muscles. And since they can be done anywhere they also help you stay consistent.
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Looking for more workout ideas? Check out these Three Bodyweight Workouts You Can Do Anywhere and this Fast & Effective At Home Arm Workout