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Posted by on Oct 3, 2012 in At Home Workouts | 0 comments

Light & Easy Tabata Workout

I am running a half marathon on Saturday and I am getting just a wee bit nervous that I’m not ready for this race. I usually run my first race of the season in November, but this year I wanted to do a few different races, starting with the Marine Corps Half Marathon on Saturday. I don’t feel as prepared for Saturday as I usually do going into a race because it is still crazy hot in Florida and I’m just not motivated to run long distances when it is 100° and muggy. I need someone to run in front of me with a fan and a water bottle. Is that really too much to ask? If I could find a way to strap a fan that misted water onto Ob’s back, you better believe I would do it. Any engineers out there want to invent this for me? Please and thank you.

Anyways, I’ve come to the conclusion that at this point the best thing I can do is go into Saturday’s race well rested and well fueled. I wanted to do some strength/cardio this morning, but I knew I needed to keep it light & easy so I wasn’t hurting for the next 2 days. I got my motivation for this morning’s workout from Pinterest (a.k.a the.most.addicting.site.ever) and it was just what the doctor ordered! I was able to break a sweat and burn some calories, but I know I won’t be sore tomorrow. So, if you’re in the market for a light workout that will still leave you sweating, I highly suggest the one below, which can be linked back to fitfabcities.com (←very cool site).

 

After finishing the 3 tabata rounds suggested by fitfabcities, I also completed the following exercises by emulating the same tabata style format:

  • Mountain Climbers
  • Sit-ups

 

  • Burpees
  • Bicycle Crunches

 

  • Stability Ball Roll Ins
  • Upright Rows

 

  • Bicep Curls
  • Front Shoulder Raises

 

The entire thing (including my additions) took about 35 minutes to complete. Easy Breezy! You can sub out the squat presses in ‘Section A’ for squat jumps or regular squats using only your bodyweight and omit my last 2 rounds and you’ve got yourself an at-home workout that doesn’t require any equipment! Holla!

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