Stay-at-Home Fitness with Tabata Training
April 9, 2020
What is Tabata Training?
The routines are done in a 2:1 work-to-rest ratio. This means 20 seconds of intensity then 10 seconds of rest.
Benefits of Tabata
- Burns fat. Your Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) rises and continues to rise even during rests.
- Increases endurance and fitness. Your body is forced to perform without full rest which increases strength and cardiovascular fitness.
- Time saver. These are short intense routines, so not having enough time is no longer an excuse not to exercise.
- No need for a gym. Use your own equipment or just your own bodyweight.
- Customizable and flexible. It allows you to start where you are and work up to greater intensity over time. And, it can accommodate individuals of varying ages and abilities.
- Raises metabolism and heart rate. These both go into high gear.
How to Make a Tabata Workout
- Decide what your intense exercise will be. Lifting, squats, jumping rope, push-ups, sprints, rowing, bench etc.
- Do a 5-10 minute warm up to get the blood flowing and muscles loosened up, like stretching or using a stationary bike.
- Do your first set of exercises for 20 seconds as intensely as you can.
- Rest for 10 seconds.
- Repeat steps 3 and 4 for four minutes.
- You’re done!