WISH I HAD KNOWN ABOUT TABATA

Tabata training is a high intensity interval workout that lasts for a total of 4 minutes. To do this workout you start by selecting an exercise e.g. squats, jumping jacks, push ups, you do this exercise at a high intensity for 20 seconds, then you rest for 10 seconds and repeat this for 8 rounds. Depending on your time constraints and fitness level you can select another exercise and do the workout again. Example below:

Squats x 8 rounds

Jumping jacks x 8 rounds

Push ups x 8 rounds

Total time = 12 minutes (3 x 4 minute rounds)

The benefits:

  • Improves your fitness

  • Burns fat, raising your heart rate and metabolism quickly

  • If your time poor this is a perfect workout as its quick and easy

  • You can tailor it to suit your exercise routine, resistance training, cardio, boxing or core

Give it a go outdoors or in the comfort of your own home! I found it helpful using a Tabata timer app and you can download it for free in the app store.

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