TABATA STYLE TRAINING
One of the biggest crazes in exercise is the Tabata, a form of High Intensity Interval Training Workout. WHY? Because Tabatas are a Quick & Effective way to workout in a short period of time. If you’re a busy mom or person then this workout speaks your language.
With a Tabata-style workout, you work at a high intensity for 20 seconds, rest 10 seconds, and repeat for 4 minutes. You repeat that 4 minute workout as many times as you’d like to create a 8, 12, 16, or 20+ minute workout.
The tabata style workout was developed by Japanese professor Dr. Izumi Tabata to train Olympic speed skaters in the late 1990s to get them in tip top shape and maximize their anaerobic capacity and VO(2max).
How it ALL Works
In order to do a Tabata CORRECTLY you should be working out at 90% of your Heart Rate Max (HRM) OR at a level 8 or 9 based on the RPE Scale during the 20 seconds. The short 10 second rest intervals force the body to keep moving before it actually recovers from the previous set leading to significant aerobic and anaerobic gains. Unless you truly push yourself , you won’t reap the strength and cardio benefits of this type of workout. But when performed correctly, you burn calories for hours after your workout has ended.
With that being said, this style of workout is not recommended for novice (beginners) in exercise. Only choose to do this style of workout if you feel confident you are physically capable of doing so to avoid injury.
Below, I’ve included an example Tabata Workout that you can perform at home or practically ANYWHERE. I teach you how to create these same workouts using our Create Your Workout Tool with a variety of exercises to choose from in our video exercise library.
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