I say Tabata, you say 15 calories per minute

Tabata push ups
Tabata push-ups are one of my favourite circuits

My clients know me well enough to expect Tabata circuits to be a regular part of thier at-home training sessions. Why do I love this four-minute, high-intensity approach? Because Tabata circuits torch calories, facilitate weight loss and challenge everyone, from beginners to pros.

Simply put, high intensity equals results. So even if you work out for less time, as long as you give it your all between rests, you will burn an average of 15 calories per minute.

What is a Tabata circuit?
Alternate between 20 seconds of high-intensity exercise (e.g. burpees) and 10 seconds of rest for a total of 4 minutes. Allow for at least one full minute of rest between circuits.

What keeps it interesting is you can switch between exercises (for example, alternate burpees and Russian twists). As long as you work hard (and take full advantage of your rests), these circuits will elicit results.

Learn more about Matt Johnson and HomeBodyFit At-Home Personal, Couples and Group Training

 

Stay on track this holiday with Burlington Body Camp!

Lose weight this Christmas
Stay on track this holiday with Burlington Body Camp workouts

Next session starts December 14, 2015

What: High-intensity interval training!
Where: Creative Edge Studio, 1160 Blair Road #11S
Starts: December 14, 2015 (no classes on December 24 & 31)
When: Mondays: 7/8 p.m Thursdays: 7/8 p.m
Cost: $200 (2 sessions/week, 9 weeks) $100 (1 sessions/week, 9 weeks)

Register online

Questions? Contact us at:
info@burlingtonbodycamp.com
905-464-2085

Want to tone your triceps? No equipment required

These dips are an excellent exercise for the tricep and will get you tank-top ready in no time.

How to get toned triceps - no equipment required
How to get toned triceps – no equipment required

How to do a tricep dip:

    1. On a secured bench, stable chair or even on the ground, position your hands shoulder-width apart.
    2. Extend your legs out in front of you (or bend your knees if this is too challenging) and slide your butt off the front of the bench.
    3. Straighten your arms while keeping a slight bend in your elbows (you want to focus the tension on your triceps).
    4. Now that you’re in position, slowly bend your elbows to a 90-degree angle, lowering your body toward the floor – keeping your back close to the bench. This is the bottom of the movement.
    5. Immediately press down into the bench, straightening your elbows – returning to the top of the movement. This is one rep.Note: Concentrate on keeping your shoulders down as you do each rep.
Triceps-Dip
Triceps-Dip

Tabata Tricep Dips Circuit (Advanced)

Do as many dips as you can for 20 seconds and rest for 10 seconds. Repeat eight times. To make this exercise more challenging, start with your legs extended straight out in front of you (switching to bent knees if you need to).

At HomeBodyFit, we’re big fans of tricep dips. Why? Because they help develop powerful and defined triceps…and you can do them anywhere…at home on the floor or on the bottom of the stairs…or even on a pack bench!

Want a full body Tabata workout that will sculpt and tone from head to toe? Learn more about our at-home and online fitness and meal plan services here!

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