With Tabata training you exercise for 20 seconds then rest for 10 seconds, and repeat 8 times. This with a short preparation time before starting is a Tabata. It's that simple.
This technique discovered by Dr. Izumi Tabata in Tokyo gives you maximum benefits in a short period of time.Benefits:
You can do Tabata training with weights or simple body weight exercises. First choose what type of exercise you will do. Start with a short preparation to get ready and alternate between work and rest periods for eight cycles. During the work period exercise continuously and as rigorously as you can for the entire 20 second period. During the rest period, stop exercise, catch your breath, and get ready for the next work period. Repeat this for eight cycles.Tips:
These exercises are great choices for Tabata and increase core strength, targeting multiple muscle groups for maximum impact. They provide a great full body movement exercising many muscles in the back, legs, hips, torso, and forearms.Stationary Bike, Running, or Rowing
The original Tabata protocol involved stationary cycling. It's the safest and most convenient way to do the workout. Running or rowing, are also great aerobic choices that increase heart rate, metabolism, and fat burning potential.Any Exercise is Better Then None!
Any exercise can be used for Tabata. You can do jumping jacks, sit-ups, run in place, maybe alternate between walking fast and slow. Anything to get you moving is a good start! Exercise promotes a sense of well being and helps you enjoy life, so start today.
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