I am addicted to workouts that involve a timer! Seriously unless I know that something is going to beep at me, I have a hard time staying focused.
I had to break up with my Gymboss though and now I am in love with this new app “Tabata Pro”. Well worth the $2.99 price tag in my opinion. Although the Gymboss is awesome, I could never figure out how to pause it during a session. So basically if my kid came up and needed to use the bathroom, I would lose several rounds of my workout while I was helping him. (there is also the added stress of my timer “beeping” as the kid was trying to use the bathroom and I was thinking in my head “oh nooooo! I am missing rounds 7, 8, and 9!!!” )
Tabata Pro has a pause button (yay!) and it also integrates with any music playlists you have on your phone. It also has a prepare setting, which allows you time to get in position and get ready for the workout to start.
My only complaint is that if a song comes on that I don’t like, there is no way to skip it. Usually there is no time to worry about it anyway, but that would be a nice option in the future.
So here is a workout that I did last week, with my new fancy app. (That I paid for. And the Gymboss too. So no disclosures necessary or affiliate stuff. They are MINE, all mine!!!)
- 20 seconds of work/10 seconds of rest
- 6 rounds of each
- 20 minute workout
1. Squat jumps
2. push ups
3. Jump lunges
4. mountain climbers
5. Kettlebell swings
(sorry, I don’t know how to make one of those fancy images that make people want to “pin this”!)
Never underestimate the power of a workout gang, even if it is only 20 minutes long!