It’s Monday, which means, it’s time to work chest! This week, I’m starting my workouts with a chest day, focusing on bench presses and push ups. I use this tabata workout to finish off my chest workout this morning, and holy smokes, it was brutal!
Using a stability ball for push ups is much harder than it looks. I don’t often do push ups on the ball, so it was a great way to change the regular push up into something new. After I did my tabata round, I really felt like I needed something a little more before I went to the stretching mats. Triangle knee push ups it is! Knee push ups because I was literally dying inside, I just couldn’t possibly do any more push ups from my toes!
I’m not really someone who can do a lot of push ups, you’ll never see me busting out 100 push ups with no problem. lol!
+ Stability Ball
+ Gymboss Interval Timer
Set your timer for 20 seconds of max effort and 10 seconds of rest.
Set the rounds for a total of 8. This equals out to a 4 minute workout per exercise.
Complete the following two exercises in a tabata style workout.
Stability Ball Push Ups
Triangle Knee Push Ups
During the first tabata round, complete stability ball push ups, then when that tabata round is complete, rest up to 60 seconds then start the timer again and move into the triangle knee push ups.
If you are doing this workout alone, do the triangle push ups from your feet. This will give you much more stress in the chest muscles. 😉
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Don’t you just love a sweet muscle pump? This morning I struggled with washing my hands after my workout because it was killing my chest just to place my hands together. That’s when you know you had an awesome workout!
What’s your favourite muscle group to work?
Would you like to see more tabata workouts?