Tabata Training: The Revolutionary Fat Blaster

Tabata is a high-intesity interval training workout. This workout was developed by Japanese Olympians in the 70’s and it’s proven to be extremely effective. Doing just one Tabata, which is just 4 minutes long, can increase you aerobic capacity, anaerobic capacity, VO2 max, resting metabolic rate, and can help you burn more fat than an entire hour running on a treadmill. Basically, you pick carido or plyometric moves such as burpees, squat jumps, or treadmill sprints, and you use those every 20 seconds. One Tabata is 4 minutes long with 20 seconds on and 10 seconds rest for the whole 4 minutes. During the 20 seconds you use one of your cardio or plyometric moves and you go balls to wall all out. You should feel a little nauseas and out of breath by the end of the 4 minutes. When you start becoming more cardio fit and advanced, you can increase your number of Tabatas. I have done as many as 5 Tabatas in one workout. You can expect to see a quick decrease in body fat when you are using this training method as part of your workouts. Don’t forget to incorporate weights into your exercise routing though! This will trim the fat, and the weights will build the muscle. Also, you can download a tabata timer app on your phone, that way you don’t have to keep pushing stop and start. The Tabata app even has alarms to tell you when to rest or do the next move.
Here is a sample Tabata workout:
20s: jumping lunges
10s: REST
20s: burpees
10s: REST
20s: jump rope
10s: REST
20s: mountain climbers
10s: REST
20s: squat jumps
10s: REST
20s: pushups
10s: REST
20s: sumo squats
10s: REST
20s: high knees
10s: YOU’RE ALLL DONE
– T. Medina