My New Found Love… Tabata
Have you Tabata’d?
It’s honestly become one of my favorite types of workouts…
If you haven’t heard of Tabata yet, here’s a quick little rundown.
Basically, it’s a super aerobic cardio workout that just destroys me.
Instead of doing the treadmill for 30 minutes at say, 60-70% of your max, you break the exercise down into 4, excruciating minutes of extreme intensity.
It’s a 4 minutes workout broken down into 8 smaller segments. Each segment consists of a 20 second, all out push, followed by a 10 second rest. Then you repeat.
Somewhere out there there are studies that talk about the benefits of high intensity training (I’m really too lazy to go and find the studies, if you don’t believe me, Google it ). High Intensity training gets your heart rate up, burns more calories and helps you burn fat quicker than if you just slowly but surely go through your workout.
Since I tend to get bored really quickly and easily with my workouts, this has been a nice little addition. Not only do I get my workouts done quicker than I ever did before, but I’m starting to see results quicker (and isn’t that we all want anyway?).
I got introduced to Tabata’s in my spin class but now I’m trying to incorporate it into more and more of my workouts.
I figure if it works for spin, It’ll probably work for other stuff too right?
We shall see!