Tabata training is a form of cardio exercise that would be considered high intensity training or H.I.T training. When training in this manner you will be pushing yourself to your absolute maximum effort. The perceived effort that you will push yourself will be one hundred and seventy percent, which is extremely intense, for twenty seconds of work followed by ten seconds of rest. You will repeat this for four minutes and that would complete your cardio workout.
The benefits of the this short workout are it does not require a lot of time or planning. If you are someone who is extremely busy with school, work, kids, or life in general than this is going to be a tool that you may want to have in your arsenal.
In studies that I have read, it seems as if the benefits of this high intensity training is not only in changing your body composition and helping you see anaerobic results. But you will also see some aerobic results as well.
A quick reminder, aerobic exercise is when your body uses oxygen during the exercise such as long distance running or walking. Anaerobic exercise is when your body does not use oxygen during it’s workout such as sprinting or weight lifting. Tabata training would fall under anaerobic training.
I challenge you to use this form of training in your workout program. I would love to hear your results of how your body changes. Also if any of you guys are currently using tabata training how do you like it? Share with the group so we can all get better at training.
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