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Lower-Body Home 28-min Tabata Workout

28 min
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6 exercises
The style of today's workout is Tabata. Each exercise is only set to last 4 minutes, your goal is to perform each exercise at a high intensity for 20 secs and then rest for 10 secs before attempting another set. Each exercise is built up of 8 sets. 
Jumping Jacks
2 sets
20 reps
10 sec rest
Here are some great little warm-up star jumps! Enjoy!
1:00 rest
Air Squats
8 sets
20 secs
10 sec rest
Tabata 1 - Get squatting! Remember, 20 seconds on, 10 seconds off, x 8!
1:00 rest
Hip Raises
8 sets
20 secs
10 sec rest
Tabata 2 - Get those hips nice and high. Complete these using fast reps!
1:00 rest
Bodyweight Walking Lunges
8 sets
20 secs
10 sec rest
Tabata 3 - Alternate your legs with every rep! This will burn!
1:00 rest
Butt Kicks
8 sets
20 secs
10 sec rest
Tabata 4 - Kick those butt cheeks fast!
1:00 rest
High Knees
8 sets
20 secs
10 sec rest
Tabata 5 - You're almost there! Get those knees up nice and high, this should be the final sprint!
Lower-Body Home 28-min Tabata Workout
28 min
 · 
6 exercises
The style of today's workout is Tabata. Each exercise is only set to last 4 minutes, your goal is to perform each exercise at a high intensity for 20 secs and then rest for 10 secs before attempting another set. Each exercise is built up of 8 sets. 
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Jumping Jacks
2 sets
20 reps
10 sec rest
Set 1 of 2
Rest before next set
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Here are some great little warm-up star jumps! Enjoy!
Primary muscle group(s):
Glutes & Hip Flexors, Quadriceps
Secondary:
Abs, Calves, Hamstrings, Shoulders
  1. Stand with your feet together, arms fully extended with your hands by your sides. This is the start position.
  2. Bend your knees slightly then straighten and push through the balls of your feet while straightening your your knees to jump up spreading your legs to wider than hip width apart.
  3. As you do so, raise both arms out and up in a smooth arc until your hands meet above your head.
  4. As you return to the ground, bring your feet together and your hands back to your sides with your arms fully extended.
  5. Continue without pause for the desired amount of time or repetitions.

This exercise can be performed as a timed exercise, completing as many reps as possible in a set time or, in sets with a fixed number of repetitions per set. To increase intensity, bend your arms slightly as you raise them to engage your biceps and triceps and squeezing them during each rep.

Primary muscle group(s):
Calves
  • Stand up straight with your hands at your sides.
  • Keep your back straight and your core tight.
  • Forcefully press off the ground with the balls of both feet.
  • Launch into the air and land softly on the balls of your feet.
  • Focus the tension in the calf muscles, NOT the quadriceps.
  • Repeat.
Primary muscle group(s):
Glutes & Hip Flexors, Quadriceps
Secondary:
Abs, Calves, Hamstrings
  1. Stand with your feet hip width apart. Your toes should be pointing straight ahead or only slightly outward.
  2. Cross your arms in front of your body, place your hands behind your head or at the sides of your head.
  3. Keep your weight on your heels and bend your knees while lowering your hips towards the ground as if you are sitting down on a chair.
  4. Keep your back straight at all times.
  5. Continue until you feel a slight stretch in your quadriceps. Do not let your knees extend out beyond the level of your toes.
  6. Pause for a count of one.
  7. In an explosive movement, drive down through your heels pushing yourself up of the floor with your quads.
  8. At the same time extend our arms out above you.
  9. Land with your knees slightly bent to absorb the impact.
  10. Repeat
Primary muscle group(s):
Calves, Glutes & Hip Flexors
Secondary:
Abs, Hamstrings, Quadriceps
  1. Hold one rope end in each hand out to your sides with the middle of the rope behind you.
  2. Keep the rope ends even with your hips.
  3. Rotate your wrists to swing the rope up over your head.
  4. As the rope  swings down in front of and towards you, jump over the rope with both feet.
  5. Continue rotating your wrists to swing the rope behind you, back up over your head to repeat.

You can vary the speed, use one leg,alternating legs and even the direction you swing the rope in to increase your stamina and coordination.

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Air Squats
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Air Squats
8 sets
20 secs
10 sec rest
Set 1 of 8
Rest before next set
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Tabata 1 - Get squatting! Remember, 20 seconds on, 10 seconds off, x 8!
Primary muscle group(s):
Quadriceps
Secondary:
Abs, Hamstrings
  1. Place your feet at shoulder width apart while keeping your chest up and your abdominals braced.
  2. Begin the movement by swinging your arms up towards your shoulders. At the same time, bend at the knees and drive your hips back like you’re sitting in a chair.
  3. Once your upper thighs are parallel with the ground, pause, then drive your hips forward to return to the starting position.
Primary muscle group(s):
Glutes & Hip Flexors, Quadriceps
Secondary:
Abs, Calves, Hamstrings
  1. Stand tall against a wall with your head and back touching the wall.
  2. Position your feet so that they are shoulder-width apart and a few inches away from the wall.
  3. Rest your arms at your sides.
  4. Bend your knees and lower into a squat position until your thighs are parallel to the floor and hold the position
  5. Return to starting position by straightening your knees and standing tall again.
Primary muscle group(s):
Quadriceps
Secondary:
Calves, Glutes & Hip Flexors
  1. Stand straight – that’s the starting position. Step forward with your left leg and slowly lower your body until your front knee is bent at least 90 degrees, while your rear knee is just off the floor. Keep your torso upright the entire time. Look forward.
  2. Pause, then push off your left foot off the floor and return to the starting position as quickly as you can.
  3. On your next rep, step forward with your right leg. Continue to alternate back and forth—doing one rep with your left, then one rep with your right.
Rest
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Hip Raises
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Hip Raises
8 sets
20 secs
10 sec rest
Set 1 of 8
Rest before next set
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Tabata 2 - Get those hips nice and high. Complete these using fast reps!
Primary muscle group(s):
Glutes & Hip Flexors, Hamstrings
Secondary:
Abs, Lower Back
  1. Lie on an exercise mat with your knees bent so that your feet are flat on the floor. Keep your back straight.
  2. Place your hands out to your sides palms flat for stability.
  3. Raise your glutes off the floor by extending your hips upward while pushing down through you heels.
  4. Continue until your back, hips and thighs are in a straight line. Hold for a count of one.
  5. Return to the start position by lowering your hips back to the floor.
  6. Pause then repeat.
Rest
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Bodyweight Walking Lunges
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Bodyweight Walking Lunges
8 sets
20 secs
10 sec rest
Set 1 of 8
Rest before next set
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Tabata 3 - Alternate your legs with every rep! This will burn!
Primary muscle group(s):
Quadriceps
Secondary:
Calves, Glutes & Hip Flexors
  1. Stand straight with your feet shoulder width apart and place your hands on your hips. This is the start position.
  2. Step forward with either leg in a long stride. Keep your other foot in place behind you.
  3. Bend your knees as you do this so your body is lowered towards the ground. Keep your back straight throughout the movement.
  4. Continue down until your front knee is just above the ground. (Your front leg should be bent 90 degrees at the knee)
  5. Hold for a count of one.
  6. Push down through your front heel and extend both knees to return to the start position.
  7. Pause then repeat with your other leg. When you have lunged with both legs, that is one repetition.
  8. Repeat.

Try to keep your hands on your hips at all times, using your obliques to keep your balance.

Primary muscle group(s):
Glutes & Hip Flexors, Quadriceps
Secondary:
Hamstrings
    1. Stand with your feet in a wide stance, with your toes slightly pointed outwards – like a sumo wrestler. Hold your hands together in front of your chest.
    2. Keeping your back straight, lower your body towards the ground by bending your knees.
    3. As you reach a fully squatting position (legs are bent at a 90-degree angle), hold the pose for 1 second before driving your feet into the floor and slowly push your body back up to the starting position.
    4. For a bonus, tense your glutes at the top of the movement.

 

 

 

Primary muscle group(s):
Quadriceps
Secondary:
Abs, Hamstrings
  1. Place your feet at shoulder width apart while keeping your chest up and your abdominals braced.
  2. Begin the movement by swinging your arms up towards your shoulders. At the same time, bend at the knees and drive your hips back like you’re sitting in a chair.
  3. Once your upper thighs are parallel with the ground, pause, then drive your hips forward to return to the starting position.
Rest
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Butt Kicks
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Butt Kicks
8 sets
20 secs
10 sec rest
Set 1 of 8
Rest before next set
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Tabata 4 - Kick those butt cheeks fast!
Primary muscle group(s):
Hamstrings, Quadriceps
Secondary:
Glutes & Hip Flexors
  1. Standing tall with a tight core and flat back, you will begin the dynamic stretching exercise as if you were running in place. Keep the knees slightly bent at all times.Start slowly and work up to a faster speed.
  2. Bring your left foot back and all the way up to the glutes. Return your left foot to the ground and repeat on the other side.
  3. Continue this back and forth motion, keeping your arms swinging in motion.
Primary muscle group(s):
Abs
Secondary:
Glutes & Hip Flexors
  1. Begin jogging in place, lifting the knees as high as you can.
  2. Try to lift your knees up to hip level but keep the core tight to support your back.
  3. For a more advanced move, hold your hands straight at hip level and try to touch the knees to your hands as you lift them.
  4. Bring the knees towards your hands instead of reaching the hands to the knees!
Primary muscle group(s):
Glutes & Hip Flexors, Quadriceps
Secondary:
Abs, Calves, Hamstrings, Shoulders
  1. Stand with your feet together, arms fully extended with your hands by your sides. This is the start position.
  2. Bend your knees slightly then straighten and push through the balls of your feet while straightening your your knees to jump up spreading your legs to wider than hip width apart.
  3. As you do so, raise both arms out and up in a smooth arc until your hands meet above your head.
  4. As you return to the ground, bring your feet together and your hands back to your sides with your arms fully extended.
  5. Continue without pause for the desired amount of time or repetitions.

This exercise can be performed as a timed exercise, completing as many reps as possible in a set time or, in sets with a fixed number of repetitions per set. To increase intensity, bend your arms slightly as you raise them to engage your biceps and triceps and squeezing them during each rep.

Rest
0:00
next up
High Knees
Next
High Knees
8 sets
20 secs
10 sec rest
Set 1 of 8
Rest before next set
Get ready
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Tabata 5 - You're almost there! Get those knees up nice and high, this should be the final sprint!
Primary muscle group(s):
Abs
Secondary:
Glutes & Hip Flexors
  1. Begin jogging in place, lifting the knees as high as you can.
  2. Try to lift your knees up to hip level but keep the core tight to support your back.
  3. For a more advanced move, hold your hands straight at hip level and try to touch the knees to your hands as you lift them.
  4. Bring the knees towards your hands instead of reaching the hands to the knees!
Primary muscle group(s):
Glutes & Hip Flexors, Quadriceps
Secondary:
Abs, Calves, Hamstrings, Shoulders
  1. Stand with your feet together, arms fully extended with your hands by your sides. This is the start position.
  2. Bend your knees slightly then straighten and push through the balls of your feet while straightening your your knees to jump up spreading your legs to wider than hip width apart.
  3. As you do so, raise both arms out and up in a smooth arc until your hands meet above your head.
  4. As you return to the ground, bring your feet together and your hands back to your sides with your arms fully extended.
  5. Continue without pause for the desired amount of time or repetitions.

This exercise can be performed as a timed exercise, completing as many reps as possible in a set time or, in sets with a fixed number of repetitions per set. To increase intensity, bend your arms slightly as you raise them to engage your biceps and triceps and squeezing them during each rep.

Primary muscle group(s):
Hamstrings, Quadriceps
Secondary:
Glutes & Hip Flexors
  1. Standing tall with a tight core and flat back, you will begin the dynamic stretching exercise as if you were running in place. Keep the knees slightly bent at all times.Start slowly and work up to a faster speed.
  2. Bring your left foot back and all the way up to the glutes. Return your left foot to the ground and repeat on the other side.
  3. Continue this back and forth motion, keeping your arms swinging in motion.
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