There are countless workout styles you've probably heard about over the years, and all of them are meant to help you reach your fitness goals. You may want to increase strength, lose weight, improve flexibility, or build muscle. Whatever your goals are, most exercise programs can help you reach your goals, if you stick to them.
If you are looking for a new program to add to your routine, you may want to give Tabata a try.
THE HISTORY OF TABATA
Tabata was discovered by Japanese scientist Dr. Izumi Tabata along with a team of researchers at the National Institute of Fitness and Sports in Tokyo. Dr. Tabata developed a timed-interval method for exercising that alternated between 20 seconds of intense activity and 10 seconds of rest. Their research showed high-intensity intervals performed over short duration increases aerobic and anaerobic capacities more than moderate-intensity exercise performed at their much longer durations.
By doubling the work-to-rest ratio, your body is forced to exercise again before it's fully recovered. This means you'll be repeatedly working at maximum capacity, which is something we rarely do slogging away on a treadmill. This kind of work results in improved cardiovascular fitness and endurance.
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