Happy Saturday y’all and holy moly cardio routine and abs workout!
I usually try to get my cardio outdoors on the weekend. If I’m lucky, I can knock out a few miles with the pup before it gets too hot. But for days like today, the rain just makes that impossible. So gym treadmills are where I go.
Now I don’t know about you, but I’m always staring at the time when I’m on the treadmill; counting down to the next minute. So when I’m doing my cardio on the treadmill, I take advantage of the time being displayed for me and watch the time by doing tabatas! I alternate fast sprints with walking. Let me tell you, the time seems to fly by and I’m always surprised how much distance I can cover in such a short period.
Today’s tabata workout listed is my “go-to” calorie blaster when I have to use the treadmill! You can also do the same workout outside if you have an interval timer available. Check out my last tabatas post for interval timer suggestions.
The tabatas workout is 20 minutes, and on the weekend I really strive to get in 30 minutes of cardio. I like to mix it up with some ab work, and today did a 10 minute KILLER routine!
If you have the time, try it out! Once you are done with tabatas on the treadmill, move into the 10 minute Ab Blast workout. During each ab movement try to get the full 60 seconds in. If you need to take a break, pause for 10 seconds and try to continue – otherwise wait for the next move. But don’t give up or completely stop!
Below are the workouts (including a beginner workouts for less impact). Let me know what you think of this and post those sweaty pics! Don’t forget to stretch and hydrate!
Cardio and Abs Workout
Tabata Sprint Routine
- Warm up 5 minutes
- 15 minutes working
- Cardio warm up walking 5 minutes
- For 10 minutes alternate – sprint 1 minute, walk 30 seconds
- For 5 minutes alternate – sprint 30 seconds, walk 30 seconds
Ab Blast Routine:
- 10 minutes working
- Lying toe touch
- Lying leg extension (feet together)
- Scissor kicks
- Slow sit-ups
- Russian twist with feet on floor
- Side crunch left
- Side crunch right
- Bicycle Crunch
- V-sit hold (Boat)