If you are unfamiliar with the Tabata workout, I highly recommend that you read this article. Tabata workouts are really the absolute best way to workout. Tabata workout routines are clearly time-efficient (4-minutes is all you need!) and research proven to be as effective, if not more effective, than traditional 30-45 minute workouts. Tabata workout routines are designed for the way humans really move, and have for eons. There is actually little benefit to being able to jog for 45 minutes in real life. If you like to jog, by all means, jog. But if you are really serious about improving your aerobic and anaerobic fitness in as little time as possible, then you will strongly consider including more high-intensity interval training (HIIT) workout routines into your weekly workout schedule.

Tabata workout routines make sense because they put the maximum amount of stress on your body for a few seconds at a time. Because your body senses the stress of maximum effort (the staple of HIIT) it will adapt to be better able to handle maximum stress. These adaptations include optimal improvements in both strength and endurance for both long and short bouts of exercise.

There are a host of other HIIT workouts available on Exercise Menu, but today we are going to take it to another level with the Crazy 5’s Tabata Workout Routine.

For the Crazy 5’s Tabata Workout Routine, you will perform 5 different, staple exercises with the Tabata interval format.

I must warn you. Be sure that you are feeling healthy, ate a hearty meal about two hours ago and have tons of water available to drink. The Crazy 5’s Tabata Workout Routine will be done in 20 minutes, but you will feel like you have exercises for 3 straight hours.

This workout is that crazy good.

Crazy 5’s Tabata Workout Routine

Instructions

Perform each exercise with the Tabata Interval - 20 seconds of maximum effort, and then 10 seconds of rest. Perform 8 cycles of each exercise.

Perform a 2 minute warm up jog.

I recommend using this app to time your intervals.

Sprint as fast as you can for 20 seconds. Rest for 10 seconds. Repeat 7 more times for a total 4 minutes.

Perform push ups for 20 seconds. Rest for 10 seconds. Repeat 7 more times for a total 4 minutes.

Perform V-Ups for  20 seconds. Rest for 10 seconds. Repeat 7 more times for a total 4 minutes.

Perform Squat Jumps for 20 seconds. Rest for 10 seconds. Repeat 7 more times for a total 4 minutes.

Perform Mountain Climbers for 20 seconds. Rest for 10 seconds. Repeat 7 more times for a total 4 minutes.

Congratulations on finishing one of the most difficult workout routines available. Please drink plenty of water and eat good food as soon as you can!