Dr. Tabata

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“Tabata” refers to doing an exercise in intervals.  Traditional Tabata work looks like 20 seconds of work, 10 seconds of rest, 8 rounds, which is 4 minutes, but it can be any interval length that you want that serves the same purpose.  It’s meant to be a HIGH intensity 4 minutes.  The exercise done can be anything: squats, push ups, pull ups, burpees, box jumps, and the list goes on.  The purpose is to push as hard as you can, so by the end of the 4 minutes there would be no way you should feel like you can do one more rep.  Now what’s the point of this?  Dr. Tabata was an actual researcher that studied the benefits of very short, high intensity exercise in increasing your health and fitness, versus a longer endurance workout.  He found that short, high intensity exercise boosts human growth hormone, which is essential for optimal health, strength and vigor.   High intensity exercise has also been shown to improve insulin sensitivity, boost fat loss, and increase muscle growth.  It’s been proven to be more effective and beneficial than longer, less intense exercise.

So…enjoy!

25 November 2013

Tabata air squats

Tabata KB SDHP

Tabata sprints

Tabata mountain climbers

 

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