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Dumbbell Tabata – Low Impact Cardio With Weights

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A few weeks ago, we had a friendly “debate” over which one of the Dumbbell Tabata videos – there are, as of today, four of them – was the best. And this is pretty much my favorite kind of debate ever, because you know what? Nobody loses! If you’re doing any of the dumbbell Tabata workouts, you’re totally a winner.

Here are links to the three older videos, in case you haven’t seen them:

The One with the Purple Shirt is the oldest and, in my opinion, the “easiest.” Or, as easy as Tabata with dumbbells can be (which isn’t easy). It has the most views because it’s been around a while and it’s just 20 minutes long – a great place to start with Tabata workouts. You can follow along with it here.

The One with the Pink Shirt and The One with the Green Shirt are equally difficult, and by that I mean brutal. These are both rated Intermediate level because they’re just sweaty sweat bombs.  Decide for yourself which one you think is tougher and leave a comment below!  Pink Shirt or Green Shirt.

This newest one is the second easiest, I think.  It’s definitely more beginner-friendly than Pink or Green, but tougher than your average “beginner” workout.  I had a lot of fun with this one, because it’s all low impact cardio exercises that I know and love already with the added bonus of weights in your hands.  Fast-paced and FUN!

Dumbbell Tabata – Low Impact Cardio With Weights Home Workout

Set your timer for intervals of 20 seconds of work and 10 seconds of rest.

Warm Up – Each Exercise Unweighted For Two Work Intervals

  1. Walking
  2. Double Knees
  3. Frog Reaches
  4. Rainbow Jacks

Main Workout – Each Weighted Exercise For Eight Work Intervals In A Row

  1. Walking (two dumbbells)
  2. Double Knees (one dumbbell)
  3. Frog Reaches (one dumbbell)
  4. Rainbow Jacks (one dumbbell)

Finisher – Eight Work Intervals Weighted And Eight Unweighted

Toy Soldiers.

Pahla Bowers
Star Expert

YouTube fitness star, endurance runner, and a huge fan of YOU (because you're awesome)! I believe in the power of positive thinking for making positive changes in your life. You are more powerful and more capable than you think, and I am here to help you get off the "diet and exercise" roller coaster and into the fit and free lifestyle you've dreamed of.

Pahla Bowers
Star Expert

YouTube fitness star, endurance runner, and a huge fan of YOU (because you're awesome)! I believe in the power of positive thinking for making positive changes in your life. You are more powerful and more capable than you think, and I am here to help you get off the "diet and exercise" roller coaster and into the fit and free lifestyle you've dreamed of.

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