Hi everyone! Happy Friday! 😀

Are you all ready for another Fitness Loves of the Week?? Because I am!!!

This week I have a new tabata workout for you. My roommate and I did this together and it was definitely challenging! The first 4 tabatas were killer. The last one is all abs so it wasn’t as challenging to the cardiovascular system.

**Edited to add: A tabata is doing an exercise at high intensity for 20 seconds followed by 10 seconds of rest. This is repeated 8 times for a total of 4 minutes. Complete each tabata and rest for 1 minute before starting the next tabata. This means the workout is 25 minutes!

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I seriously LOVE doing tabatas. I think it’s one of my new favorite ways to exercise! It’s great that you get such an amazing workout done in a short period of time! Here are videos and explanations of the moves with names you may not be familiar with:

Box lateral shuffles

Sprint bench toe taps

Medicine ball squat to toss

Bench popovers

Line jumps

Box jumps


Medicine ball v-ups

Jump-ups: squat down and then jump straight up as high as you can and repeat. The move is similar to what you would do at the end of a burpee. In the picture below, it would be the last two steps of the burpee-



Have you guys heard about Tina’s Bootcamp yet? It sounds like a great 8 week bootcamp challenge that she’s setting up. It’s not expensive at all, and there are lots of prizes along the way. Check it out! I’m loving that Meg is doing a new feature on Fridays as well called High Five Friday! Basically it’s to celebrate the things we are proud of about ourselves! It’s to highlight our own accomplishments and abilities :D. Just because I have my own feature going today doesn’t mean I can’t participate in hers right? Right! This week, I’m really proud that I was able to shop smartly at the grocery store!! I hope you all have an amazing Friday!

Make sure to use the button in your posts today so that your readers know about it!

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About In Sweetness and In Health

I'm Lindsay! I'm a 23 year-old graduate student in occupational therapy. I love all things health and fitness related and this blog will document my life as I learn to really love myself, try to stop worrying so much about my body, and truly take advantage of all the sweet things that life offers us.

Posted on February 10, 2012, in Fitness, FLOW, Workouts. Bookmark the permalink. 40 Comments.

  1. Thanks for the love! And you know I just pinned that workout. I love all the workouts you share. Good stuff. 🙂

  2. I am totally adding bench popovers to my next workout…I’m getting a little bored of mountain climbers!

  3. Love tabatas (although I haven’t tried them many times), so I immediately saved this workout!! And thank you so much for the links to the ones we might not be familiar with. I usually spend a lot of time looking up videos of moves on others’ routines before I can start working out 🙂

    Do you think it’s okay to substitute a dumbbell in place of a medicine ball on the ab moves? I’m thinking I wouldn’t want to use a dumbbell on the squat to toss, but maybe it would be okay on the others?

    • You’re welcome! I have always hated trying to search for them so that’s why I decided to start posting links :). And I absolutely think it’s fine to substitute a dumbbell! And no, you prob wouldn’t want to use it with the squat to toss, that could be bad haha

  4. Oh goodness girl, what a girl tabata workout 🙂 I too love tabatas. I actually just did some. 4 minutes to kick start my day? WHY NOT right!? So for yours, your do each “circuit” twice?

    Thanks for participating in high five friday 😀 LOVE U

  5. Aww dang I forgot to join in again!! Next week I’m gonna link up for sure haha 😉

    Next workout I’m totally trying bench popovers, they look awesome!

  6. love tabata’s and just pinned this 🙂

  7. I wish you were MY roommate!!! 🙂

  8. Great workout…I might have to pin it :).

  9. I wish I had more gumption to do anything aside from my normal elliptical and machine-weight workouts. I loved when I splurged and hired a trainer for a few sessions, but I just can’t make myself do anything “out of the ordinary” when I’m on my own.

    Maybe I just need a gym buddy? 🙂

  10. I love this, definitely adding it to my post later today! Thanks lady!

  11. I did a workout very similar to this this morning! I’ll post mine version of it later and maybe you can give it a try! http://www.katieept.com

  12. I’ll be honest! I have never tried tabatas! Maybe I should!

  13. I just submitted mine but totally did it in a weird way…the attachment will work but I have no idea what thumbnail pic it decided to use…sorry I’m a noob but I love this link-up series : )

  14. I have never tried a tabata work out before, but it looks like a serious challenge! Do you do each tabata straight through, and then rest between the groups?

    • Yes, sorry I forgot to post that! I edited it to say it haha. I do each tabata straight through and then rest for 1 minute between each.

  15. I’ve dabbled in tabata workouts before, but never done them consistently. However, I think they would be perfect to shake up the workout rut I’ve found myself in recently. Definitely putting incorporating this one into my routine this week! 🙂

  16. Stellina @ My Yogurt Addiction

    I seriously LOVE Tabata workouts!!! I did my first one two days ago, and now I’m hooked! They go by quick but are still challenging! Happy Friday 🙂

  17. great tabata workout girl! happy friday! 🙂

  18. Whew – I’m tired just looking at that workout. haha Happy Friday!

  19. I am definitely going to give this workout a try! It looks awesomeeeee.

  20. just call me tabata queen! jk. But i do adore them. love/hate actually!

  21. Great workout! and thanks for sharing other great sites with fitness challenges! Iwill hvae to check them out. 🙂

  22. Good stuff! I need to incorporate more tabatas into my routines–thanks for the workout and reminder 🙂

  23. WOOO HOOO!!! I can’t wait to try this workout!! I’ve been loving my “short bursts” workout 🙂 I hate cardio, so this grand!!


  24. This workout looks kick butt… Love it!!!! I need to work on shopping wisely this weekend too.

  25. Love this again Lindsay! I shall be adding my workout later tonight 🙂

  26. This looks so tough! I definitely have a love/hate relationship with tabatas. 😛

  27. I love this sexy new link-up you have going on! I love doing tabata’s and I’m not sure why I don’t do them more often. Probably because it is hard to slack off while doing them, haha. But I really like that you do them and they are done and over with quickly!

    Have a great weekend Linds!

  28. Ooh, I love this tabata workout! Pinning! 🙂

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