A Heart Pumpin Tabata Workout in Just 20 Minutes
You thought we were talking about what??? It is the month of love and all, but seriously people…we’re talking about Tabata! What it is, where it came from and how you can do it at home or the gym. So let’s jump right in.
Tabata, named after its founder, Japanese scientist Dr. Izumi Tabata, of the National Institute of Fitness and Sports in Tokyo, discovered while conducting research on two groups of athletes that a high-intensity interval-training program has more impact on the body (both the aerobic and anaerobic systems) than a modern intensity program; even for when the moderate workout is longer in duration and done more times per week.
In Tabata, each exercise is performed – at peak intensity – for 20 seconds at a time, followed by 10 seconds of rest. Repeat eight times. With four exercises per workout, and a one-minute rest in-between each, you can be drenched in sweat and done for the day in just 20 minutes. You can do almost any exercise you wish from kettlebell swings to sprints, from burpees to squats, and you can use your own body weight as resistance. And, to keep up with your output, try our Pre-Workout 15-20 minutes before you begin. Available in three yummy flavours, it will help to increase your energy, focus and endurance.
Here’s a Sample Tabata Workout:
- Lunges (4 minutes)
- Push ups (4 minutes)
- Mountain Climbers (4 minutes)
- Squats (4 minutes)
So if you’re short on time, want to get your sweat on, increase your cardio effect or switch up your routine, try adding a Tabata workout into your fitness routine. You’ll be glad you did.