Working out first thing in the morning on a Friday is the best decision ever made! It starts the weekend off on a healthy note, you don’t have to worry about it later in the day (especially after a long work week), and you’ll have plenty of energy for your Friday night festivities! Plus, it’s been shown that those who exercise earlier in the day make smarter food and/or drink choices at night..just sayin’ :).
It’s not like me to come to the gym early in the morning without a workout planned; I always stress to my clients and group-ex participants to never enter the gym without some type of plan
practice what I preach.! Luckily, while waiting for the bus I went on Facebook only to find a Tabata workout staring back at me! Thanks to Lindsay, with a few adjustments to her workout, I was all set and ready to glistensweat!
Repeat the following 5 rounds of 4 exercises, 2 times through (equalling 8) for a complete tabata workout! Remember, proper form and safety cues!
- sideways shuffles
- jump squats
- jumping jacks
- medicine ball toe-taps
- medicine ball squat toss
- mountain climbers
- alternating jump squats
- high knees
- medicine ball hop-overs
- “square” jumps (imagine a square is drawn, jump to each corner)
- jump rope (with a real rope)
- bench jumps
- speed skaters
- wall taps (stand in front of a wall, jump and reach as high as you can)
- plank jacks
- in & outs
- russian twists
A total body workout that incorporates cardio and strength done in less than 30 minutes? YES PA-LEASE!
Have a great weekend!! If you’re looking for fitness certifications-check out IFTA!