What is Tabata Training?
on Jan. 14, 2016, 8:10 a.m.
There are various workout styles that you have probably heard about over the years, and all of them are meant to help you reach your fitness goals. You may want to increase strength, improve flexibility or build muscle. Whatever yours goals are, most exercise programs can help you reach them, as long as you stick to the plan.
If you're looking for a new program to add to your routine, you may want to give Tabata try. Tabata training is a High-Intensity Interval Training (H.I.I.T) workout that lasts four minutes.
The Tabata workout lasts only four minutes, but it's likely to be one of the longest four minutes you've ever endured. The structure of the program is as follows:
Workout hard for 20 seconds
Rest for 10 seconds
Complete eight rounds
You push yourself as hard as you can for 20 seconds and rest for 10 seconds until you complete eight sets. You can do pretty much any exercise you wish. You can do squats, push-ups, rows or any other exercise that works your large muscle groups. Kettle-bells work great, too.
Tabata is great to get a quick workout in, if you're short on time, you need to switch up your routine, or you want improve endurance and speed. Incorporate this type of workout into your fitness routine and produce results.
Sample Tabata Workouts and Exercises