WEEKLY WORKOUT: Thutt Tabatas

We don’t need a lot of fancy equipment for this workout.  The ankle band is it.

“So it’s High Intensity Interval Training,” says personal trainer, Angie Gallagher.  “The most intense of the training concepts.”

Angie’s designed this workout with us in mind.  She calls it “Thutt Tabata.”  The “thutt” is the area where your butt meets your thigh.  It’s a problem spot for a lot of women.

With the bands wrapped around our legs, we perform jumping jacks.  The tension in the bands really works our “thutts.”

“Keep up with the music,” shouts Angie.  “Up and down, up and down.  Wider legs, wider legs.”

The workout is also based on Tabata timing to give it a cardio kick.  That means we work as hard as possible for 20 seconds, then rest for 10.  We do this for eight rounds, for a total of four minutes.

“Easy,” says Angie.  “Four minutes, boom you’re done.”

It’s only four minutes, but Tabata training is tough.  We’re willing to suffer through it to target the “thutt.”

“Saddlebag area particularly, is a hard place to hit for most women.  So it`s a great way to get that little extra burn with your cardio.”

It’s one of the things that makes this short workout so effective.

“You can use that theory with just about any body part and combine cardio and strength training,” says Angie.  “So you`re getting a lot done in a short amount of time.”


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