Wednesday WOD: bodyweight tabata workout

Do you find it hard to motivate yourself to workout while traveling? Or maybe you want to get your workout in while away but don’t know where to start. Either way, this “do anywhere” workout is absolutely perfect for you because we’re taking it bodyweight.

With another Workout Wednesday upon us, I’m sharing a bodyweight workout that I love to do when I’m pressed for time and don’t have any equipment with me.

First things first, bodyweight workouts are possibly the most effective way to improve your relative strength while also getting a cardio burn. And let’s be real. We’ve gotta be be able to move and lift our bodyweight before we add additional weight, right? Five bodyweight squat reps with a full range of motion are much better than 10 sloppy ones.

That’s all well and good, but the  other key benefit of incorporating bodyweight training into your routine, especially if you would otherwise skip a workout, is that you can get your sweat on anywhere. It’s all about knowing what to do with your body that turns it into the most expensive piece of fitness equipment.

Don’t worry, we got this.

Today’s workout is all about (1) effective, (2) fast, and (3) doable absolutely anywhere. When these are the rules, I’ll choose the tabata protocol, incorporating full body exercises, every single time.

Why bodyweight tabata?

Tabata increases excess post-exercise oxygen consumption. This means extra calorie burn even AFTER you finish your workout, which is awesome when you’re only working out for about fifteen minutes.

The traditional tabata protocol is tough. It requires you to work as hard as you possibly can for :20, rest for :10, and repeat for the allotted number of rounds.

In practice, each tabata will look like this:

Exercise 1 x :20
Rest x :10
Exercise 2 x :20
Rest :10
X4

Today’s workout is based on this protocol but the most important thing is that you listen to your body. if it is too difficult for you to recover in :10 seconds, double the rest period. Next time you try the workout, see if you can drop the rest down to :15 or :10. This is one of my favorite ways to progress a workout without adding equipment.

There are three tabata circuits for you to complete. I suggest resting for one to two minutes between each circuit.

Do you find it hard to motivate yourself to workout while traveling? Or maybe you want to get your workout in while away but don't know where to start. Either way, this "do anywhere" workout is absolutely perfect for you because we're taking it bodyweight!

Looking for a longer workout? Hit this bodyweight tabata beast twice through!

If you have questions on the exercises, check out the video for form cues.

Have a fantastic, fit, and fun hump day! If you need some motivation, follow along with me!

Let me know what you think of this workout!

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