Tabata workouts provide a way for just about anyone to get fit in four minutes.
Its the perfect workout program for those who are short on time.
A Quick Tabata History
Tabata workouts were invented by Dr. Izumi Tabata.
Dr. Tabata trained the Japanese speed skating team in the 90’s.
And while those athletes were very well trained, even they had a hard time keeping up with Dr. Tabata’s workouts.
But in only a few short weeks they were able to see amazing results.
Now big name celebrities such as Kyra Sedgewick swear by these types of workouts.
Tabata workouts consist of a variation of interval style training that most athletes are familiar with.
Similar to HIIT style workouts, with tabata workouts you will alternate between short bursts of intense activity and gentler recovery periods.
The big difference is with tabata you will train at full strength for 20 seconds, rest for 10 seconds, and repeat the cycle 8 times.
5 Benefits of Tabata Workouts
They Will Help You Save Time
For most people, the one thing that draws them to tabata is how short the workouts are.
You will be done with the workout in 20 minutes or less.
And trust us, it will be one of the best workouts you have ever done.
Just think of all the extra time you will have when you are able to get in a great workout in such a short time.
They Burn Maximum Fat
The great thing about tabata workouts is they don’t just burn calories during the workout.
Studies show that you will continue to burn calories for about 12 hours after the workout is over.
That means you will be burning maximum fat with every workout.