Monday, March 21, 2016

Tabata Workout: Lower Body

By Nadia Marshall

Tone up that lower body with these Tabata exercises! Do each exercise for 20 seconds, followed by 10 seconds of rest, then repeat the set 8 times.
  • Squats- Try to get as low as possible without letting your knees go past your ankles. Stick that butt out and put your weight on your heels. Strive for perfect form in this exercise! Keep your chest up and a curve in your back.
  • Jumping Lunges- Jump LIGHTLY onto your feet and land into your next lunge. If you have a leg injury or you are not as familiar with plyometric movement, try walking into your next lunge. Keep your front leg bent at a 90-degree angle and your back leg straight.
  • Bridges- Lay on your back with your feet planted on the ground. Lift your hips up as high as you can and squeeze your glutes. Come down to the starting position gently and continue.
  • Jumping Jacks- This is an oldie, but a goodie! Jump your legs out and bring your arms up to make an “X” and continue jumping.
If needed, rest 1 minute in between each round. If you would like a challenge, complete the whole workout without 1 minute rest in between workouts.