Time is something most of us feel we have very little of these days. Long work days, maintaining relationships with friends and family, when is there time for you to focus and give your health every bit of effort you deserve? And if you are trying to lose weight, finding the time to completely focus on that can seem even more overwhelming. When is there time to even go to the gym?
Before you give up on your weight loss goals completely for lack of time, know there are solutions. According to Authority Health, there are effective supplements on the market that are manufactured by reputable companies which can help speed up the weight loss process. One popular supplement is Garcinia Cambogia. This is a pumpkin-shaped fruit that comes from Asia which research has found can help with weight loss and suppressing appetite. Now before you get too excited, remember that a supplement of this kind is not a magical solution for weight loss, it is just an aid to help you. You will still have to eat healthily and workout to see real results.
Back to the issue of time and working out, Tabata is a great solution for that.
This is a high-intensity interval type of training where you do high-intensity exercises in short bursts of time at full capacity with even shorter intervals of rest between the exercises.
So a workout may only take you 20 minutes but you will have burnt a whole lot of calories and increased your metabolism, even for as long as 48 hours after a workout. And the best news is that you can do this type of workout from the comfort of your home, no equipment needed!
What Does A Tabata Workout Look Like?
If you are short on time, this is the perfect way to work out. Research has found that this type of workout can have you burning up to 15 calories a minute which makes this the perfect workout even if you aren’t short on time.
It involves doing eight rounds of exercises – they can be the same exercises each round or you can switch it up.
The first round should involve four exercises performed for 20 seconds each with 10 seconds of rest between each exercise. The secret is to give your all to the exercises. Between each round, rest for one minute and then repeat. Remember to do a warm up before you get started and stretch to cool down when you are finished.
The Perfect Workout
Make burpees a part of your life. These are extremely challenging but they are loved by fitness fanatics for a reason so they are an essential part of any Tabata workout. While they may be very difficult to do when you first get started, you will be doing them like a pro in no time with some practice and once your fitness levels improve.
Do these exercises Tabata style and create your own routine to get the body you have been dreaming of:
- Jumping Jacks
- Mountain Climbers
- Russian Twists
- Push Ups
- Side Skaters
- Jump Rope
- High Knees
- Side Jumps
- Jump Squats
Mix and match these exercises or pick the same four for one Tabata workout for the perfect routine to help you lose weight and increase your fitness level. Do these workouts five days a week, or at least three times a week, and you should start to see results in no time.
Working out does not have to be time-consuming and you don’t have to spend hours in the gym to see results. It just has to be done right. So, no more excuses!