I love Tuesdays because it’s the day I share my favorite workouts with you. I used this workout last Wednesday, and I was still sore for my 6 mile run on Saturday. Now it’s YOUR chance to be that sore this week!
I don’t work my legs enough, mostly because I find it time consuming and boring. Last week, I decided I wanted to add in the “Tabata” style into my workout. In case you aren’t familiar with this, it’s a workout style that makes you work for 4 minutes. Each 4 minutes consists of 8 rounds of 20 second intense work/10 second rest. The easiest way to stick with this is to download an app, or purchase a Tabata Timer. I have the “Tabata Timer” app on my iPhone and it works great (and is free!). Now, you can use up to 8 exercises for these, but I choose either one or two for each round to make sure I get enough of a burn!
In this workout, there are 6 rounds, so it is 24 minutes (more when you add in rest!). Perform each exercise for 8 rounds (4 minutes) before resting and moving on to the next exercise. I used heavy weights in my hand for each exercise, or between my legs for the bridges. I did not use them for the squat jump/jumping lunges. My legs were shaking by this point, so just doing them was enough for me!
I really hope you love this workout. It is on my calendar for this week, too! I even mentioned it to my friend Emily last week how sore it left me, and she gave it a go. It also left her equally sore! Haha
If you have any questions about the exercises, let me know and I will give you videos! Enjoy!