Do you ever find it hard to git in the time to workout? Committing to an hour in the gym 3-5x/week can be overbearing for some people. However an article in Men’s Journal, July 2014 discusses a new type of working out, Tabata.
You may have heard of HIIT, or high intensity interval training. Tabata is a form of high intensity interval training where you exert max effort. But here’s the best part, the routine only takes 4 minutes–20 seconds on, 10 seconds rest for a total of eight times. The method was studied in 1996 by Dr. Izumi Tabata with Japanese Olympic speedskaters. They exerted 170% effort during their trainings, but if you are wanting to try a Tabata style workout, give your best.
Since this type of workout can be intense, we would recommend consulting wtih a doctor to ensure this type of workout is suited for you. We also recommend performing this type of workout under supervision to avoid injuries.
Should you have any questions regarding this style of workout, don’t hesitate to call!
Please consult a physician before starting any exercise program.