20-Minute Tabata Cycle Workout
This 20-minute tabata workout is the perfect way to leave the gym dripping in sweat-and it’s only 20 minutes long! There are many benefits of tabata exercises (click here) and these types of exercises have become really popular. Tabatas are also referred to as HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training). These exercises incorporate short periods of intense exercise with short periods of rest. Each set of tabatas typically lasts 3-4 minutes.
Some of the benefits of tabata workouts include (but are not limited to):
-Fat loss through increased metabolic rate
-Muscle tissue retention
-Increase in anaerobic and aerobic capacity
-Quick workouts (time savings)
The tabata method is very demanding on the human body and shouldn’t be done too frequently. The typical recommendation is for 1-2 tabata exercises per week.
Why does healthy-ishh like the 20-minute tabata cycle routine?
I really enjoy this workout because it is unlike any other exercise I engage in while at the gym. I am able to dedicate a solid 20 minutes to this routine and it always leaves me in a pile of sweat, heart racing, muscles pounding, and soul lifted. Here is a picture of me after doing this workout!
Oh, I forgot to mention…a red face is mandatory after knocking this set outta the park!
Good luck, make sure you hydrate before and after, and most importantly, have fun with it!