Tabata is a type of high-intensity training that moves very quickly.
You perform an exercise at full intensity for 20 seconds, then rest for 10 seconds. You repeat the pattern for a total of 8 times. One Tabata round will take 4 minutes.
Note: This type of workout is for the more advanced. For beginners, start with just 1-2 rounds and build your endurance up. Anyone with preexisting cardiovascular conditions should consult with a doctor first.
Before you begin the workout, make sure everything is ready and that your equipment and weight is set. To help you keep on track, we suggest a Tabata Timer app.
The Warm up:
Make sure to warm up properly by including 4-5min of a brisk walk, jumping jacks, elliptical, etc.
Perform the exercise at full intensity for 20 seconds, then rest for 10 seconds and repeat the pattern for a total of 8 times, then move to the next exercise.
Your cool-down should include light walking or elliptical and light stretching. Because of the high intensity nature of a Tabata, make sure that you give yourself a day rest to allow repair and recovery of the working muscle, plenty of water, and a protein/carb combination as proper nutrition.