This body weight exercise Tabata isn’t a favorite of mine I’ll be honest, I’m not a fan of Tuck Jumps because I’m tall and well they are just TOUGH!
Luckily it’s only for four minutes so it’s bearable and 100% worth it. Give it a go for yourself and see if you like it.
If you have bad knees I don’t advise doing these exercises. Also try to avoid slamming your feet down on the Tuck Jump Return phase, SOFT LANDING!
The workout: tuck and thrust body weight tabata
Before you jump in to the Tabata be sure to warm up. Try our warm up below.
Rest for 1 minute before moving on to the exercises below in the Tabata.
The Tabata exercises
Complete the two exercises one after the other following Tabata protocol.
Tabata protocol: 20 seconds on 10 seconds off circuit format for 4 rounds.
- Squat Thrusts
- Tuck Jumps
Run through each exercise above alternating between them 20 on 10 off for four minutes. This bodyweight exercise Tabata is good if your quite light on your feet.
With my clients that struggle with range during the Squat thrusts, I make them raise their hands slightly by using a box or step. It makes the jump so much easier and puts less stress on the knee joint.
Keep training hard!
3, 2, 1, GO!