I have a love/hate relationship with Tabata workouts. I love the results. And I love when I’m done with them! But, man oh man, while I’m doing them? I hate ’em! Lol! Tabata is a brutal form of high intensity interval training and it is not for the faint of heart, that’s for sure.
In case you’ve never done a Tabata workout before, here’s what it looks like: 20 seconds of work, plus 10 seconds of rest. Sounds pretty easy, right? The tough part is that you do a single exercise eight times in a row before you get to move on. It’s a major muscle burn situation.
This workout in particular, was super challenging. Normally when I do Tabatas, I make them full body workouts, which helps distribute the burn a little. But this one is all about the abs, so it’s 20 minutes of work for your just abs and obliques – ouch!
Feel free to watch the video for questions about the exercises or best form, or you can leave me a comment!
20 Minute ABS TABATA | Brutal Bodyweight Workout for Your CORE
Set your timer for intervals of 20 seconds of work and 10 seconds of rest. Do each exercise for eight (20 second) intervals in a row before moving on to the next exercise.
- Side Crunches (do 4 intervals on your left side and 4 intervals on your right)
- Swinging Knees to Elbows
- Shadow Boxing Crunches
- Twisty K Planks
- (Built-In Finisher) Cross-Body Sit Ups + V-Sit Hold during 10 second interval – no rest!
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