Want to try some new workouts?? How about an "H.I.I.T" workout or High Intensity Interval Training workout and if not that one, how about a "TABATA" workouts? ask
What is a TABATA workout?
Tabata” is the name of a particular type of workout program that provides similar health benefits to that of cardio workouts, but it really gets your heart rate up and definitely kicks your butt. The major benefit to a workout like this is that instead a 60-90 minute workout, Tabata can be completed in 4 minutes.
Tabata was founded by a Japanese scientist named Izumi Tabata and fellow colleagues at a department of physiology in Japan. Izumi and his fellow scientists decided to conduct a study to compare moderate intensity training with high intensity training.
So what does a basic Tabata training design look like?
Any exercise can be incorporated into the Tabata training. However the basic outline of the Tabata training method are as follows:
• 4 minutes long (this is the whole session)
• 20 seconds of intense training
• 10 seconds of rest
• Total of 8 sessions or rounds
Again, to repeat, Tabata is a form of high intensity interval training method that offers more health benefits than traditional cardiovascular exercise. It’s short, efficient and can fit in almost any fitness program.
Excerpts from tabatatraining.org