Tae Bo Basics

Today's workout... back to basics!  One of my favorites from the good ol' days.

Old-school Tae Bo.  I had this set on VHS.  ;)

I finished it about 20 minutes ago.  How did your workout go today?

Today's Tabata: Burpees, Plank, Mountain Climbers, Push-ups

My tabata workout today is just another 4 minute workout.  I'm still sticking to one round of tabata as I ease back into working out.

Today I'm doing 2 circuits of...

mountain climbers

...modified to my fitness level.

So set your timers (10/20/8. 10 seconds rest. 20 seconds work. 8 rounds.) or use the video above and get to it.

Tabata Time: Burpees

I'm sore and tired but my body needs some intense exercise, quickly, so that I can focus on my studies the rest of the day.  I have lot's to do and very little time to workout.  So today my tabata workout is going to just be burpees.  I'll be doing them on an incline, since I'm still getting back into the swing of things.

The videos above will help you learn proper form to prevent common injuries people get from doing burpees the wrong way.

So, set your timers for 10 seconds of rest and 20 seconds of work for 8 rounds... and get a quick 4 minute, intense workout in!

No tabata timer?  No problem!  Use the video below and rock your workout.

Tabata Workout for Beginners - Workout 1

So, I've been MIA on this blog for awhile now and not very active, to be honest.  I've started college full-time and that's been tough and quite a challenge.  I'm half-way through the semester and starting to get the hang of it, so I feel ready to add workouts back into my crazy schedule.  I sit far too much because of all the studying I'm doing and it's starting to take it's toll.

I found this beginner tabata series on YouTube earlier this week and I think it's the perfect thing for me.  The exercises are modified and tabata is quick.  I can do 1 - 4 sets depending on how I'm feeling each day.

Here's workout #1.  I did the same exercises but modified them to what I needed.  I bumped up the mountain climbers so they would be a little faster and the burpees so that I would stand up and jump, like in a regular burpee.  I did low-jacks instead of the regular ones that he does.

I used my Firm Step instead of a chair.

I chose to only do 1 set of the series today.  That's 4 minutes of my day.  Perfect to get started back into working out with.

Set your timers for 20 seconds on and 10 seconds off for 8 rounds.  I like to set my timer 10/20, so that I get a 10 second countdown before beginning.

Here are the exercises in the routine:

Mountain Climbers

Modify, as needed.

If you don't have a tabata timer, you can do it with him or use this tabata music as your timer:

High Energy Kick Butt Kickboxing w/ Janis Saffell

This is one of my favorite kickboxing workouts.  I only did 45 minutes of it today.  I hit the 45 minute mark and then I decided I was done.  I didn't want to do any floor work.

Janis has a ton more full-length workouts on her YouTube channel that I'll be trying soon.  Most of them are kickboxing style workouts and, well, I love kickboxing.

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