Quick Cardio Tabata Sets

Quick Cardio Tabata Sets

I’ll be the first to tell you I’m no cardio queen (a.k.a. you’ll NEVER find me trudging away on an elliptical for an hour.)

Take a look at my weekly workout page and you’ll see I much prefer strength training. I lift at least three days per week. Sometimes I even count lifting as cardio . . .



Rather than torture myself with long runs, I stick to quick and efficient cardio workouts like HIIT or the tabata sets you’ll find below.

If I’m not doing strength training circuits that include cardio, I’ll complete a workout like this one before or afterward.

Quick Cardio Tabata Sets from Hungry Gator Gal

Video demonstrations:

Although I’m not a huge fan of aerobic exercise, I know it’s important, which is why I took the time to find types of cardio I love, including tabata sets. The variety of exercises you cram into a short period of time make tabata workouts far from boring.

In addition to the pace, this 16-minute workout and most tabata sets don’t require ANY equipment. In other words, you could wake up, hop out of bed and do this workout in your pajamas. You’ll be DONE with cardio for the day before you’re even awake.

Sounds like a good deal to me. Let me know if you give it a try! šŸ™‚

P.S. I’m linking up with Katie of “Katie Did What” for Healthy Habits this week. Learn how other bloggers lead healthy lifestyles by visiting this post on Katie’s blog.


  1. Which do you prefer: strength training or cardio?
  2. What is your favorite type of cardio? <— I also like cycle/spin classes!
  3. How many cardio sessions do you typically complete in a week?

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