Thursday, 4 June 2015

Tabata Interval Training - Blast some fat at the end of your workout

Tabata training is a 4 minute blast of high intensity interval training (also known as HIIT training), for the past year or so I have been integrating Tabata into my routines for a quick burst of intensity to pretty much wipe me out at the end of either a cardio or a weights session.

HIIT training is a globally recognised method of training to stimulate fat loss (if you put the work in of course), the beauty of Tabata I've found at least is that it's versatile and easy to cram into workouts that are already running on a tight schedule before work beckons me. 

So the Tabata breakdown is basically 8 sets of 20 seconds on with 10 seconds rest, that can be blasting out as many reps with weights within 20 seconds as possible or getting the legs pumping on the cross trainer (or any other cardio machine but that work's best for me). It's generally recommended that you don't overdo it by using it multiple times within the same workout so I just fit it in once at the end.

I highly doubt that it's coincidence since I jumped on the Tabata bandwagon my waist has chipped its way down gradually over time, as with anything I've learned to never expect remotely instant results but perseverance wins out in the end, I'd certainly recommend sneaking it into your workouts for a couple of months if they've been feeling a bit stagnant of late.

Thanks for reading.

Author: Ben Owst
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