Thursday, August 16, 2012

Workin on my fitness: tabata

Have you guys heard about tabata workouts? I'm new to the philosophy. In sum, it is a form of high intensity interval training that uses 20 seconds of ultra-intense exercise, followed by 10 seconds of rest, repeated continuously for 4 minutes (8 cycles).  In the original study, athletes using this method trained 4 times per week, plus another day of steady-state training, and obtained gains similar to a group of athletes who did steady state training 5 times per week. 

While 4 minutes a day won't be enough to whip me into shape, it is enough to get my metabolism going on days when I'm not doing cardio.

Take a peek and try it out. What have you got to lose?

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