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Tabata Training | What Is It? How To Do It?

Tabata Training | What Is It? How To Do It?

Looking for a quick workout that will test you mentally and physically? Look no further than a full-on tabata workout. Tabata training is great for anyone that is short on time, short on workout space or just for someone wanting to improve athletic performance as well as torching tons of fat. Follow this quick workout for an extreme fat blasting session!


How Tabata Works

Tabata training is composed of a certain amount of time of work followed by a designated time of rest. Times usually range under 1 minute of work as well as under 1 minute of rest. Some are even as short as 20 seconds of work followed by 10 seconds of rest. The whole time of the workout or how many rounds you want to perform is based upon your personal fitness level. This type of training is similar to HIIT cardio in that it doesn’t actually burn fat during the movements but changes the mitochondria and allows the body to boost metabolism for the next 24 hours. This then enhances fat loss and is actually proven to provide greater fat loss compared to steady state cardio alone.

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Example Routine

Tabata can be performed as one exercise over and over again (jumping rope for 8 sets) but to make it even more interesting and help keep up your athleticism, try varying the exercises for each bout of work you perform. Try this on for size…

Exercise #1- Overhead Snatch
– 30 seconds of work followed by 30 seconds of active rest (walking around)

Exercise #2- Walking lunges
– 30 seconds of work followed by 30 seconds of active rest (light high knees)

Exercise #3- Kettlebell Swings
–  30 seconds of work followed by 30 seconds of active rest (hamstring stretching)

Exercise #4- Mountain Climbers
–  30 seconds of work followed by 30 seconds of active rest (twists)

Exercise #5- Hang Cleans
– 30 seconds of work followed by 30 seconds of active rest (walking around)

Exercise #6- Pull-Ups
– 30 seconds of work followed by 30 seconds of active rest (light high knees)

Exercise #7- Front Squats
–  30 seconds of work followed by 30 seconds of active rest (hamstring stretching)

Exercise #8- Thrusters
–  30 seconds of work followed by 30 seconds of active rest (twists)



Tyler Stark

Tyler Stark

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