Tabata

There are various workout styles you’ve probably come accross over the years, and all of them are meant to take you to your fitness goals.

You may want to lose weight, improve flexibility and strength or build muscle. Whatever your goals be, most exercise programs can help you achieve them, as long as you stick to your regime.

If you’re looking for a new fitness regime to add to your workout, you might like to give Tabata a chance. Tabata is a high-intensity interval training (HIIT) workout, sporting workout that last four minutes.

Tabata training was discovered by Japanese scientist Dr. Izumi Tabata and a team of

Tabata is a form of high-intensity interval training but what sets it apart from the crowd of HIIT exercises is the strict timing setup. A circuit in Tabata exercise consists of a continuous flow of movement, working under the 20/10 rule. So, a circuit is as follows

Exercise 20 secs

Rest 10 secs

Exercise 20 secs

Rest 10 secs

Exercise 20 secs

Rest 10 secs

Exercise 20 secs

Rest 10 secs

Exercise 20 secs

Rest 10 secs

Exercise 20 secs

Rest 10 secs

Exercise 20 secs

Rest 10 secs

Exercise 20 secs

Rest 10 secs

The exercise moves used are not the most important factor, but we will look at the moves that you could use. What is crucial is that you maintain the circuit mentioned and ensure that your workout periods are at maximum intensity with nothing left to give.

So, you will need distraction less timers, that you can see without having to stop.

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