For anyone who has done the ‘Tabata This’ WOD, then you’ll know what I’m talking about when I say you need to get as much motivation as you can to get through it.
A tabata workout consists of 20 seconds of intense activity of a certain exercises, followed by 10 seconds of rest, and goes for a total of four minutes. The idea behind tabata is it can improve athletic conditioning, increase metabolism, speed up fat burning and help prevent cardiovascular diseases.
In CrossFit, tabata workouts are quite common, and as a result, an abundance of ‘tabata’ music has been released to help athletes get through these grueling sessions.
This month fitness instructor Jessica Smith released her latest album, titled, “Tabata Coach: Workout Music Mix for Cardio, CrossFit, Interval Training and Wight Loss”. As you might have guessed, the album is full of four minute tracks which coach you through 20 seconds of intense work, and then let you know exactly when to have your ten second break. To download, or hear the album, you can find it on iTunes right here.
If Jessica’s fitness album isn’t your kind of sound, there are also a number of websites offering Tabata based music, you can check out online, including Tabata Songs, and Files Tube. There are plenty of places where you can buy beats online these days.
Or if music doesn’t inspire you much, you can always use the standard beep timer, or a Gymboss to get you through.