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The Triathlete’s Total Body Tabata Workout

You know how your legs feel when you’re biking up a huge hill? Once you get to the top, you feel so much relief– until you realize that you still have to keep pedaling despite your legs burning and shaking in order to finish your race.

Enter Tabata Workout.

A tabata workout is basically a like a HIIT workout. 10-30 seconds of a strength/cardio exercise followed by a 10 second rest. But here’s the kicker: since the sport of triathlon consists of a swim, bike and run, not a swim, bike rest, we’re going to do some active recovery moves during the “rest”.

This awesome workout was created specifically for triathletes by Mandy, from Smart Mom’s and Dumbbells. The best part is that the whole workout takes only 6 minutes so that even the busiest triathlete can fit it into their schedule. This high intensity workout will get your heart pumping and boost your endurance, speed and strength for your next triathlon.

Remember that hill we were biking up at the beginning of this post? This workout will strengthen your legs and help you better power up the hill and still have some juice left to pedal hard to the finish.

The Triathlete’s Total Body Tabata Workout:



  1. Valerie Richardson
    Valerie Richardson08-16-2014

    This looks like an awesome workout! I’m gonna do it! Not in the sand!!! Loved you and sis in law!

  2. RexBurn Supplement
    RexBurn Supplement01-29-2016

    Awesome post.