Tabata Training – REAL Fat Loss and Fitness Training!

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If you’ve ever done Tabata training properly – you know it is TOUGH!
Created in Japan at the National Institute of Fitness and Sports, different exercise protocols were tested, and the effect it had on the energy production systems of athletes, with the aim of discovering ways to increase both aerobic and anaerobic conditioning.
As well as this, it’s pretty effective for fat loss, as it will ramp up your metabolism, for hours post workout, due to the EPOC effect (The rate at which your metabolism/body will continue to burn calories afterwards as it repairs, brings body temperature down, and brings the body back to a state of homeostasis.)

Tabata training is 4 minutes of intense Interval/circuit training. Using sprints as an example this is the protocol of Tabata training:

–          Sprint as hard as you can for 20 seconds

–          Walk for 10 seconds

–          Repeat 7 more times for a total of 8 sets.

The key is to work intensely and pick BIG muscle group exercises, that place a big demand on the body.
Such as Chinups + Dips, Burpees + Pressups, Jump Squats + Sprints

Recent scientific studies have shown that when performing Tabata training 5 days a week for 6 weeks, the improvements in an individual’s fitness are very impressive indeed. Individuals VO2max increased by on average 14% while anaerobic capacity increased by 28%.

If you’re looking to improve in everyway, give Tabata training a go and let me know what your favourite routines are!
I’ve got a couple of routines on my YouTube account below.

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