April 9th, 2021
Want to burn fat while boosting your health and fitness and do it quickly?? You’ve got to try Tabata training, one of the most effective and intense varieties of a HIIT workout. Here we take a closer look at Tabata workouts and the many benefits this form of training offers.
What is a Tabata Workout?
Tabata is a form of High-Intensity Interval Training (a.k.a. HIIT) that includes short, precise intervals. Each exercise within a Tabata workout consists of 20 seconds of intense exercise, followed by 10 seconds of rest, repeated eight times for a total of four minutes.
Examples of a Tabata exercise interval include:
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What are the Benefits of a Tabata Workout?
Tabata training has a wide range of health benefits, some of which include:
Improved Aerobic Endurance: Aerobic endurance is your ability to use oxygen to fuel your activity level. Tabata training improves your aerobic endurance, thus allowing you to perform better, at a higher level of intensity, and for a longer period of time.
Fat Burning: Since Tabata training raises your heart rate and boosts your metabolism, the result is a quick and effective way to burn fat. This is especially the case when Tabata training is incorporated into your regular fitness regimen.
Convenience: Tabata training is a dream for anyone who has limited time to workout (so, practically everyone!). All it takes is four minutes to boost your health and fitness! You can even space the different workouts throughout the day, i.e., Tabata squats in the morning, push-ups at lunch, and lunges in the evening.
Examples of Tabata Training
Even though Tabata training involves short intervals, it is an intense workout and can be hard on the body. With that in mind, we recommend incorporating Tabata training into your regular workout routine two to three days per week. Your other days should be used for rest or to do moderate cardio or strength training. This will allow your body to recover, build strength, and prevent injury.
With Tabata training, you can either focus on a specific muscle group or perform a full-body workout. There’s also a range of different approaches you can take – break them up throughout the day or link several together for a longer workout.
Examples of Tabata workouts include:
Cardio Tabata Workout
After each round, take a 10-second rest. Do two exercises in a row, i.e., jumping jacks, rest, jumping jacks, rest.
Core Tabata Workout
After each round, take a 10-second rest.
Lower Body Tabata Workout
After each round, take a 10-second break. Do each round twice.
We love Tabata training at Driven Fit + SWS!
At Driven Fit, we’re all about results which is why we incorporate Tabata training into our private and semi-private workouts. Want to learn more about our fitness program and wellness services? Call/ text our South Tampa wellness studio at (813) 440-3016!
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