When I found this title as a potential topic I was excited because I have personally used a Tabata timer for my workouts and found it to be really helpful. I had NO idea it’s a whole thing though!
If you’re interested in reading ALL about Tabata, click the link below.
For a more personal opinion on Tabata, keep reading 😊
My gym buddy showed me how to use a Tabata timer and it was a game changer in the gym! Simply put, you work for 20 secs at a time as you cycle through workouts of your choice, resting 10 seconds between each workout, and then 30 secs at the end of a cycle.
We would start out by choosing a few workouts, how many cycles are expected and putting the information in to a timer. Say you would do: Jumping Jacks, Squats & Crunches. Then you do
Jumping jacks for 20 secs
Rest 10 secs
Squats for 20 secs
Rest for 10 secs
Crunches for 20 secs
Then rest for 30
THEN START THE CYCLE AGAIN! Repeat as many times as you’d like.
I personally enjoy the Tabata because it takes the counting out of the equation for me. It gives audible tones alerting when you are almost finished and 100% complete. I also like it when I am feeling like I can’t push any farther, but then I see the timer has 10 seconds left. It really helps motivate me and push me to the finish! Afterall, it’s the little things in life 😊