Fast Fat Burn: 15-Minute Lower Body Tabata
Test your endurance limits and pain thresholds with this hard-hitting lower body flush.
Your legs are a big, complex powerhouse of muscle. Couple up a routine that targets the area with a cardio component and you've got a serious feat on your hands. You can expect to sweat like hell and learn to love every second of your rest periods. Will Lanier, a CF-L1 Coach at CrossFitNYC provided us with a high intensity lower body workout that will test just how much of a man you really are. What is Tabata training? "Tabata falls under the category of high intensity training or high intensity interval training. Any exercise can be incorporated into Tabata training (air squats, push-ups and pull-ups are the most popular). The basic outline of the Tabata training method is: 20 seconds of intense training (max effort/max reps) with 10 seconds of rest for a total of 8 sessions or rounds," Lanier says.
Tabata Lower Body Workout Routine
Exercise One: 250 Single-Unders OR 100 Double-Unders [Jump Rope] Exercise Two: Tabata Squats As many reps as possible in 20 seconds, 10 seconds rest, repeat 7 more rounds. Exercise Three: 250 Single-Unders OR 100 Double-Unders [Jump Rope] Exercise Four: Tabata Walking Lunges As many reps as possible in 20 seconds, 10 seconds rest, repeat 7 more rounds. Exercise Five: 250 Single-Unders OR 100 Double-Unders [Jump Rope]