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Tabata: The Express Workout for New Moms

Ready to rev up your metabolism? Get back in shape with a few rounds of high intensity exercise each day.

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As a new mom, hour-long gym sessions are a thing of the past. (Who has the time?!) But there's good news: Short bursts of high intensity exercise may have just as much benefit.

Enter: "Tabata," a high intensity interval workout style. Do an exercise as hard as you can for 20 seconds, followed by 10 seconds of rest. Do another exercise for 20 seconds, followed by 10 seconds of rest. That's a Tabata.  Cycle through any 8 exercises for a 4-minute Tabata round. Start with one or two rounds and progress as you get stronger . Eight exercises make one 4-minute Tabata. (See a Tabata in action!)

If it sounds too easy to be true, be warned: By the end of the first four minutes, you should want to collapse on the couch. (Trust us, it's worth it.) Keep clicking for exercises you can encorprate into your Tabata, courtesy of Sara Kova, founder of Kova Yoga.

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