Day Twenty three of the Tabata Fitness Challenge:

Day Twenty three of the Tabata Fitness Challenge:

Day twenty three and today’s tabata is either skater lunges or skater slides.  Skater lunges are more challenging as there is a small hop but skater slides are great too.  In both tabatas you will do the lunge or slide for 20 seconds as hard as you can then rest for 10 seconds and do this for 8 sets. For skater lunges, you stand upright with feet shoulder width apart.  Step backward with your left leg. As you bend the right knee, drop your left knee behind the right heel. return to center with feet should width apart. repeat on the other side, stepping backward with your right leg and drop your right knee behind your left heel. You look like you are stepping side to side but putting your foot behind you like a skater.  With the speed skate slide you stand with your legs far apart, like the wide stance of jumping jack, then you bend right knee while left knee is straight and have left hand touch right foot, then straighten right knee and bend left while right hand touches left foot. Unlike the skate lunges your feet never leave the ground.  I will post examples of the thrive facebook page. These are both fun and great for toning legs and bottoms.