September 10, 2015
What Exactly Is TABATA Training And Will It Work For You?
If you have spent any time with fitness buffs (or any time floating around the BodyRock website), you've likely encountered the word "TABATA" and been left scratching your head. So, what is it and how does it differ from other HIIT (high intensity interval training) workouts? What sets Tabata a part is the specific time intervals. It looks like this: Basically, you go all out, maximum intensity for 20 seconds, followed by 10 seconds of rest and repeat until you've hit four minutes. Tabata leaves some room for creativity as you can do body weight exercises and plyometrics or you can jump rope, or do your intervals on a treadmill. It is really up to you. If you don't have a timer, there are lots on the market or you can download one for free on your smartphone. Tabata is amazing if you are short on time! These workouts provide a great calorie burn that continues throughout the day. If you are ready and willing to give a maximum effort, this might be the workout for you. But keep in mind that they aren't for everyone so if you have joint issues or other health problems that might cause some trouble, check with your doctor first to be safe. What does Tabata look like? Have a gander: https://youtu.be/6iyBP7ZIx6Q What do you think? Is Tabata right for you? Try it out and let us know your thoughts! Source: Fitfluential