What are Tabata workouts?
Tabata training is a high intensity interval training (HIIT) program developed by Japanese professor Dr. Izumi Tabata. The program consists of working
out at a high intensity for 20 seconds and then resting for 10 seconds. This is repeated 8 times, so that one round of Tabata training takes only 4 minutes.
Dr. Tabata originally used sprints on a spinning bike, but Tabata training can be done with any exercise that can be repeated often enough to work out at a high intensity for 20 seconds.
What are the advantages of Tabata training?
Here are some of the advantages of Tabata training:
- Very time efficient
- Burns fat
- Increases endurance
What excercises can be used for Tabata training?
Below are some classic Tabata exercises:
- Kettlebell swings
- Jumping Jacks
What do I need for Tabata training?
Body-weight excercises are perfect for Tabata training, so you don't need any equipment except for a good online tabata timer 😉
Can I use the timer for something else?
The tabata timer can also be used for other types of fitness circuits or interval training programs.