Friday, March 25, 2016

Tabatha Training

What is Tabatha Training?

Tabatha training is a HIIT (high intensity interval training) workout, which features exercises that last four minutes long and are called Tabatha.

 What is the origin?

Tabatha training was discovered by a Japanese scientist Dr. Izumi Tabatha along with a team of researchers for the National Institute of Fitness and sports in Tokyo.  They basically developed it to train Japanese Olympians to increase their Aerobic and anaerobic capacity. 



What are the benefits?

The benefits include increase aerobic and anaerobic capacity, improved resting heart rate, and is a great fat burner.   To improve our energy we need to target both the of the energy systems. The anaerobic system which is responsible for short burst of intensity activities, and the aerobic system which is used in endurance exercises such as running. Tabatha improves your overall performance and metabolic performance in a very short time.

You can take any exercise routine and do a Tabatha; each Tabatha last for 4 minutes  with 20 seconds of work and 10 seconds of rest for eight reps with a 1 minute rest between each Tabatha. 
Tabatha training is a great way to get in a quick workout, or switch up your routine, or if you want to improve your endurance and speed.  This type of workout produces exceptional results. 


Have you done any Tabatha style workouts? 

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