If you haven’t tried Tabata yet, you’re missing out. Never heard of it before? You’re in luck because we’re uncovering its benefits that make it such a great total body workout. If you’re tired of your boring cardio routine, this workout is for you.
Tabata is a particular type of workout program that provides similar health benefits to that of a traditional cardio workout, but has more variety and intervals. Instead of hours upon hours or exercise, a Tabata routine can be completed in just four short minutes. Tabata falls under the category of high-intensity training or high-intensity interval training. It requires very little equipment, and will give you the results you're looking for.
Although Tabata contains a whole plethora of exercises, here is the basic method of training:
4 minutes long
20 seconds of intense training
10 seconds of rest
Total of 8 sessions or rounds
Here is a simple Tabata exercise to try:
Pushups for intervals 1 and 3
Body weight Squats for intervals 2 and 4
Medicine ball slams for intervals 5 and 7
Sprinting or jumping rope for intervals 6 and 8
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