‘Tabata’ the High Intensity Interval Training.

In one of my blogs I mentioned that a holiday, brief illness and family get together in the US had upset my workout schedule and the good results of a sustained gain got nullified.

One of the blog friends here advised me to learn and do ‘Tabata’ excercise on such situations. And I looked for what Tabata is.

Tabata training was discovered by Japanese scientist Dr. Izumi Tabata and a team of researchers from the National Institute of Fitness and Sports in Tokyo.

It’s a high-intensity interval training (HIIT) workout, featuring exercises that last four minutes. And be warned, those will be the longest four minutes, when you do it.

The program is structured as below:

• Work out hard for 20 seconds

• Rest for 10 seconds

• Complete 8 rounds

You push yourself as hard as you can for 20 seconds and rest for 10 seconds. This is one set. You’ll complete eight sets of each exercise. 

The exercises can be anything like push ups, squats, leg lifting, toe touching, butt hitting etc.

Tabata is great to get a quick workout when you’re short on time, you need to switch up your routine, or you want improve endurance and speed.

High intensity interval training is recommended and we will do well by incorporating this type of workout into our fitness routine and produce results.

Something I should remember in my next holiday.

(thanks for this post are due to the blog friend and details available on google search).

‘Tabata’ the High Intensity Interval Training.

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