It’s perfect for someone looking for results but has little time to spare. The good news is Tabata training is short on time and tough on fat!
Tabata, also known as the four-minute workout will get your heart racing in minutes. With busy schedules and fitness goals, the busy schedule usually wins.
The method was created in the 1990s by a team of scientists led by the titular Izumi Tabata. Taking a group of physically active, young male students involved in a variety of sporting teams, they split them into two groups; one performing moderate-intensity exercise and the other, high-intensity.
When you train with Tabata your body creates what is called an Oxygen Debt. Essentially, your energy system taps into oxygen reserves that are stored inside your muscles, borrowing that oxygen for a final boost of energy. Quite literally, you are “emptying the tank”. As your body recovers, it must repay this borrowed oxygen to your muscles. This puts the body in a heightened metabolic state for hours, as it works hard to recover.
If you increase your speed or intensity enough, you will hit a point when your lungs are no longer able to process oxygen at a fast enough rate. This is when you’re anaerobic system kicks in.
The anaerobic system “borrows” stored energy from your muscles… owing oxygen back to those muscles in order for them to recover. This “borrowed debt” of oxygen is called Oxygen Debt. The more energy that is borrowed, the more Oxygen Debt there is.
How to join a tabata training safely?
In order to see continual progress and build body strength, incorporate proper warm-ups, rest, and nutrition into your exercise program. Your results will ultimately be based on your ability to adequately recover from your workouts. Rest for 24 to 48 hours before training the same muscle groups to allow sufficient recovery.
If you have a previous or pre-existing health condition, consult your physician before beginning an exercise program.
Proper exercise technique is essential to ensure the safety and effectiveness of an exercise program, but you may need to modify each exercise to attain optimal results based on your individual needs. Always select a weight that allows you to have full control of your body throughout the movement.
Here are some of the reasons why you should consider tabata as your primary workout routine
We mentioned some of the benefits of tabarra above but there’s more!
No equipment is necessary
Literally, you don’t need anything. However, a mat will help you to perform more comfortable the exercises.
It doesn't matter where you are. You can do it in a hotel room, in your bedroom, garden. You choose!
Like we said before, it's already tested the aerobic and anaerobic benefits of a specific interval protocol- 20 seconds of high intensity output followed by 10 seconds of rest, repeated for 8 intervals.
If you do tabata regularly you'll burn lot of fat. As you’re performing at such a high level of intensity, your body has to work much harder to keep up. Your metabolism will stay at a high not only during the workout but after you’re finished as well. This means that your body will continue burning fat throughout the day.