Tonight, we tried a new HIIT routine. Our usual "high intensity interval training" is bursts of exercises with little rest.
Our "regular" HIIT circuit consists of 8 exercises and we push each one for 30 seconds with only 30 seconds rest after completing one round. And we repeat it 3 times equaling 13 and a 1/2 minutes.
But we did TABATA tonight which is a training technique used by the Japanese to train their Olympic speed skaters!
It's 10 exercises. Each exercise is done for 20 seconds/10 seconds rest and repeat 3 times. So we did 30 exercises equalling 15 minutes. IT WAS INTENSE! I was shocked at how hard it was! It was so hard, I will make a few "tweeks" to Thursday's circuit.
If you are dying to find out what TABATA is, please join us Thursday either at 4:15 for a low impact version, or 5:25 for a higher intensity class.
Just remember: all classes are done at your own pace! Push hard, but know your limits. And as always, I DIG YOUR EFFORTS! See you Thursday...