*I’m not affiliated with Pure Fit Pure Foods but just love their company and wanted to promote all that I learned from them.
Something you should know about me is that I am not very patient/coordinated when it comes to any other exercises besides running. Swimming laps I get bored, Zumba I stumble over my feet, and lifting weights I loose track of my reps. I don’t like wondering if I am doing a particular move right and having to be aware of my movements, which is why I LOVE running. I don’t have to think while I run I just lace up my laces and let my mind wander.
Over the weekend at the Pinners Conference I was introduced to two new types of workouts the “Booty Band” and “Tabata.” On Saturday I mentioned the company Pure Fit Pure Food and the creators Brecke and Devrie. I really liked their philosophy to “sweat every day” and to strive for balance. Brecke had us follow her as she demonstrated the new exercises and after a few minutes my muscles were so sore which made me think that maybe it was time to mix in some of these routines with my running. After their class, I bought their BOOTYBAND and today I tried out these two new workouts and just had to share how awesome they are. I did a lot of research on Tabata today, but unfortunately I ran out of time to research more about the BOOTYBAND but here is this great article from shape.com that give 7 moves for a sculpted behind. Also if you want a BOOTYBAND it is only $7.00 on Pure Fit Pure Food’s Website.
TABATA: Burn 5x the Calories in 4 Mins
A four minute workout sounds unbelievable like one of those pyramid schemes that your sweet grandma buys into. Well, my friend I did my research on the world wide web of Google and found out some impressive facts about this exercise. The ripped Dude commented, “Tabata training..improves athletic performance, improves glucose metabolism, and acts as an excellent catalyst for fat burning.” The Ripped Dude made me a fan when he said improves athletic performance. I need all the help I can get running faster.
So how did Tabata get started? Well, listen to how cool this is, according Tabata official.com it was created by a scientist that did research with speed skaters. Now these weren’t just any skaters but the Japanese Olympic Skating Team. So basically this is how the experiment went down they had the first group lets(quantity) pedal their guts out for an hour a day five times a week. Whereas group two(quality) only pedal for 4 minutes a day at high intensity four times a week and then they had a day where they cycled for a half hour once a week.
The results were that the second group working out for 4 minutes a day performed better. I would be ticked if I was in that first group busting my behind for an hour and the people doing only a few minutes excelled more, but I guess Tabata teaches the great lesson of quality not quantity. Fitness Coach Flavia Del Monte explains the benefits of Tabata,” It offers the maximum benefit with the least amount of time used to get those results.” In our fast pace society no wonder Tabata is spreading as fast as Jazzercise escalated in the 80’s minus the leotards and huge hair.
Another exercise Science Expert Michele Olson commented on Shape.com, “It would take five times the amount of typical cardio exercise to shed the same number of calories you can in a four-minute Tabata”. I’m not the best with numbers but this one is a no brainer a 4 min work out or a 20 min work out. Sign me up for 4 minutes especially when it burns just as many calories!
I’m going to confess that I looked mighty foolish trying to follow along to the video and was instantly sore after a couple of seconds but the beautiful thing about Tabata is that you can do it in the privacy of your room, so nobody has to see my uncoordinated moves.
P.S. Tabata is named after the Professor Izumi Tabata is still researching at Ritsumeikan University Japan.
P.P.S.Pure Fit Pure Food post a ton of cool workouts and health tips on Instagram. Here are a few that I liked.
Booty Band Work Outs
Booty band time! I'm falling in love with these bands. Need an extra burn on your hamstrings, glutes and thighs? Try this: 4 rounds, 30 seconds each exercise per leg. #hurtsogood # Need a booty band? Visit our shop Purefitpurefood.com # #homeworkouts_4U #athomeworkout #bootyband #legday #weightloss #fitness #lowpactworkout #redband
Super sweaty Tabata for your Saturday! # 1⃣ 1,2,3's2⃣ eagle jumps 3⃣ lateral frogs 4⃣️plank pops (hands stay down) 5⃣high knees 6⃣lunge kick. Give this workout a go! # 8 rounds; each exercise is 20 seconds going as hard as you can then 10 seconds rest! #purefitworkout #tabata #hiit #athomeworkout #homeworkouts_4U
Tabata time! Didn't get your workout in today? Or you need one for tomorrow? Here you go. 💥8 rounds💥 20 seconds on 10 seconds rest. 1⃣ Burpees 2⃣ 4 point lunges 3⃣ frog jumps stay low 4⃣ elbow to knee pushups 😍 5⃣ switch kicks 6⃣ butt kicks. This one #hurtssogood. Happy Friday. #tabata #athomeworkout #purefitworkouts #noequipmentworkout
Thanks for taking time to read this post and I hope to see you all back here on Friday.