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I'm Katy! I'm a Phys Ed teacher, fitness and yoga instructor. I love fitness and fashion! Join me as I kick the crap out of you with my at-home HIIT workouts, and mostly make fun of myself.

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Tabata Tuesday #5- Burn MEGA calories at home in no time!

Pin It Tabata Tuesday #5 is here! I can't believe it's Tuesday already. I say that because I haven't looked at a calendar (or a mirror... thank God) in three months.

Here are 4 moves you can do at home that will SHRED your body in no time, baby! Well, okay. It isn't exactly no time, but you get my drift. This will take you 20 minutes. Be sure to include a warm up and cool down! And by "cool down", I mean running through the house and sticking your head under a sink with cold water running. Or at least that's what I did.

Each Tabata = 20 seconds of work followed by 10 seconds of rest... x8!

1. Burpee Run
Complete 4 high knees to your right and jump back into a burpee (plank position). Jump your feet back to your hands and complete 4 high knees to your left. Repeat!

2. Wide Legged Side-to-Side Squats
Begin in a wide squat, toes pointed 45 degrees. Start leaning side to side and stopping for a second every third time. The LOWER you are, the BETTER!

3. Plank Twists
Begin in a plank position, hands under the shoulders. Move your right hand to your left hip while STILL in your plank position (this is the challenging part!). Then turn your entire body to the left into a side plank. Return to centre and repeat other side.

4. Tricep Dips
Two options shown here. Find a couch, coffee table, or set of stairs and take a seat. Hands under the shoulders, lift your bottom up with your knees bent, feet on the floor, Bend your ELBOWS (not your hips) so that they point behind you. Push yourself back to starting position by straightening your arms.
CHALLENGE: Stack your feet on top of each other and keep your legs straight!

*Be sure to keep your shoulders away from your ears to avoid injury. In other words, do not shrug!

Good luck and don't forget to let me know how you did by tweeting or instagramming me at @fit_in_heels using the hashtag #tabatatuesday!


  1. Oooo looks tough. I'll have to drag a coworker to do this with me!

  2. This was really challenging! Thanks for the great workout, looking forward to next Tuesday!!!

  3. Holy crap, the burpee run itself is going to kill me! Looks awesome though :)


  4. Tricep dips always hurt my wrists, is my form wrong or are my wrists weaklings?

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