If you don’t know what Tabata is, it’s now your new best friend. Get to know it, and know it well because it works.
What is Tabata?
Tabata workouts use short bursts followed by a quick rest period for a number of rounds.
It looks like this:
- 20 seconds of work
- 10 seconds of rest
- 8 rounds
Where did it come from?
Tabata came from a Japanese speed skating coach who created a workout of 20 seconds of work, 10 seconds of rest, for 8 rounds. He measured the effectiveness of the workouts on his athletes and the results were not something to over look.
How effective can 4 minutes of work really be?
Quite effective, as many studies are showing this. Benefits of Tabata include increasing anaerobic capacity, strength, but, another benefit is its ability to burn fat. I know I got your attention on that!
I suggest doing 3 to 4 different movements within a Tabata set. This will give you 12-16 minutes of work, so you will get a great work out!
Here’s a workout I created just for you!
Complete 20 seconds of movement with 10 seconds of rest for
8 rounds, then move to the next movement:
- “Jumping Planks”
- Push- Ups
- Air Squats
Now let’s get ENERGIZED!!!!!