My ideal type of workout goes something like this: a 5 min warm-up; followed by supersets of functional exercises with weights; mixed up with tabata, sprints and/or countdowns with burpees; some chin-ups; and finally runs up and down the four flights of stairs at my local gym.
Now if you asked me what part I like best, I'd have to say tabata. I just love how it hurts like hell, but only lasts four minutes. My favourite exercises to do tabata-style are squat push/press, dumbbell swings or cycling on a stationary bike. It's a really challenging workout so the last thing you want to do - or even can do - is try to keep time. This is where my Gymboss comes in handy: you can set the timer on a Gymboss to do whatever duration you want for however many reps. For tabata, this means 20 seconds of work, 10 seconds of rest, eight times, but you can use it for any kind of interval training. It's a real must-have for the fitness fanatic like you and me.
Want to WIN your own Gymboss? Tell me your favourite type of heart-pumping exercise by leaving a comment below. Enter by Friday, February 12th at 11:59 P.M. EST and the winner will be announced on Sunday. Good luck!