With gyms still closed, we've turned to parks, trails, and even our homes for an exercise space. And while many of us live in small apartments or condos, there are workouts we can do in our living rooms, or even outside on a small patch of grass. Tabata, for example, makes for a quick and challenging workout with little to no equipment. And as long as you have enough room to do a squat or a burpee, you can still get in an amazing sweat sesh—all you need is the motivation.
So if you're tired of running, exhausted from too many hours on the couch, or simply just looking to switch up your exercise routine, here are four Tabata workouts you can try at home this weekend. Try all four, pick two of your favorites, or just start with one. Whichever you choose, choose to get moving!
1. Burpees Tabata
Let's start with the hardest workout, shall we? For 8 rounds total, complete 20 seconds of burpees with a 10-second rest. Try to complete at least 6 burpees for each round (meaning you complete 40 burpees total). If you want to make it even harder, challenge yourself to get in at least one more burpee every round.
2. Pushup Tabata
We love this one for a killer arm workout. Make sure to use your core for stability, and drop to your knees if you have to. We're alternating between 20 seconds of pushups and 10 seconds of rest for 8 rounds total.
3. Squats Tabata
Squats are simple, straightforward, and perfect for a leg burn. Keep your back straight as you squat, and aim to complete at least 10 reps in each round. If you want to make it harder, do some jumping squats or alternate with jumping lunges. You know the drill by this point: 20 seconds of squats, 10-second rest, 8 rounds total.
4. High Knees Tabata
Many of us don't have access to trails or safe streets to run, so let's get our cardio in with high knees. For 20 seconds, get your knees up as high as you can, bringing your heart rate up too. Rest for 10 seconds, then do it again. 8 rounds total.