Tabata

Are You Working Out Hard Enough? An Easy Trick to Find Out!

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Think you need a fancy heart-rate monitor or other device to see if you're working out hard enough? While those can be amazeballs, something as simple as the Perceived Level of Exertion Scale can tell you if you're working out hard enough --- or too hard. To help explain what the heck the Perceived …
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Doing Things Right Or Just Doing Them: Thoughts on Tabata

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I got some really interesting feedback recently when I wrote about doing Tabata workouts. You smart readers and commenters made some great points, so I wanted to delve into them a little bit. My first entry into Tabata was doing a workout we posted over on Fit Bottomed Mamas, which consisted of …
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Do Interval Workouts Like a Boss With This Timer

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We've always loved interval workouts, but lately, we've really, really loved them. From timed circuit-training to Tabata (oh, Tabata, the love/hate relationship we have with you!), there's nothing better than an interval workout to get you feeling the burn in a short amount of time. But timing those …
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Get Your Sweat on With Sara Haley’s Sweat Unlimited Workout DVD

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Why would I choose to do an at-home workout when I live a stone's throw from a beautiful park with tons of bike/running trails, have two workout facilities and one yoga studio within walking distance, and could drive to another handful in a matter of 10 minutes? Well let's see --- there could be …
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Workout I Did: Tabata to Tunes

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I recently shared my first Tabata workout and then some follow-up tips for Tabata first-timers. One of those tips was to use an app to help you out with your Tabata timing because you do not want to be worrying about counting or timing anything when you're pushing yourself to your limit. Eight sets …
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Dr. Michele Olson’s Top 4 Tabata Workouts

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This Tabata workout by Dr. Michele Olson is a part of our fourth-annual Guest Bloggers' Week. (Check out all of the inspiring, informative, entertaining and life-changing posts here!) Dr. Olson is known as THE Exercise Doctor and is a professor of exercise physiology at Auburn University Montgomery. …
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Workout I Did: My First Tabata Workout

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I've been seeing the word Tabata thrown around a lot lately. We covered it over on Fit Bottomed Mamas recently, and of course I couldn't just write about it. I had to try it out, especially because I never had before. For those not familiar, Tabata is a high-intensity interval workout where you …
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Workout I Did: Low-Impact Tabata in the Backyard

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I love my gym. But sometimes, you get busy, can't make the WOD and have to get creative. Which is exactly what Ryan and I did on a random Saturday afternoon. I was still nursing the stress fracture in my foot at the time (update: I can now run a mile without pain or swelling --- hooray!), so we put …
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New Fun Fitness Fashion Trend: Lace?

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I wouldn't have put "lace" and "fitness" in the same sentence normally. Lace seems all proper, frilly and scratchy, while fitness is sweaty, non-frilly and you definitely want to wear anything but scratchy. But this new Brooks Running outfit that we got to try per our gig as a blog ambassador …
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