On the road exercising can be difficult if you don’t know what to do. A Tabata workout is easy to do in a hotel room, outside, or anywhere you have a timer and your body! Here is one of hundreds of body weight exercises you can do in a Tabata (or any other type of body weight strength workout).
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Plank Shoulder Taps
1. Starting in standard plank position, feet hip width apart
2. Taking left hand, touch right shoulder, then place back to ground. Alternate right hand, touch left shoulder. Keep this continuous.
3. Goal, not to shift hips side to side as hands lift from the ground. *In order for this to happen, one must keep toes pressed to the floor while in plank position.
*Tabata’s are supposed to be performed at the highest intensity possible, while still maintaining the quality of the exercise. Never sacrifice form for repetitions. Doing 4-6 sets at the highest intensity will burn more calories post workout than doing 7-8, or more because of the sustainable intensity for that amount of time. Each Tabata set is the same exercise done 8 times for 20 seconds with 10 second rest between. Once completed all 8 rounds, there is a 1 minute recovery before starting the next new exercise/set.