What you will need:
- Proper workout gear and footwear
- Bottled water
- A mat
- Stop watch or clock
Take up to 3-5 minutes to get a sweat going. Warm up moves can be light march or jog on the spot, basic squats, arm circles, and side lunges to open the hips and warm up the thighs.
Workout (4 mins)
One circuit of four different exercises, performed for 2 rounds for a total of 8 cycles of Tabata intervals. You can do the routine for another two rounds if you’re gutsy.
Each cycle involves 20 seconds of work in one exercise, followed by 10 seconds to rest and prepare for the next exercise. The work must be intense and as challenging as possible but with proper form. Each exercise involves full body movements that work to build muscle and improve your cardio vascular system.
- Squats and curtsy lunges
- Burpees (high or low impact)
- Wiper pushups
- Bicycle or cross crunch
After 2 rounds take a 2 min rest with gentle movements and stretches.
Can repeat the routine again for another 8 cycles, don’t forget the 2 min and stretch after.
Total time 9-11 mins
—Submitted by Florence S., University of Saskatchewan