The Tabata Protocol
We'll be doing the same exercises as last week, so you know the moves already. The Tabata protocol consists of 4 exercises. For each exercise, work for 20 seconds and rest for 10 seconds. Repeat 8 times (rounds) for a total of 4 minutes per exercise. After the 8th rest, move on to the next exercise. So you'll be doing 8 rounds of squats, followed by 8 rounds of push-ups, followed by 8 rounds of lunges and 8 rounds of plank bridge. Total workout time is 16 minutes. Good luck!
Scoring your Tabata workout
Record only the lowest number of reps you were able to complete for each exercise. For example, if you do 18 squats followed by 18, 16, 14, 11, 13, 13, 12, write down 11 as your score because that's the lowest number of squats you were able to push through. Do the same for push-ups, lunges and plank bridge. Click on "Post Your Results" to record your score, this will post your numbers on your wall. You can hide them from your friends if you want, but I encourage you to share your numbers as a motivator. Keep your numbers handy, you will need them for Week 3.
Go as fast and as hard as you can with good form!