Tabata Training – Speed, Strength & Cardio

Tabata Training – Speed, Strength & Cardio

Tabata training is a type of High Intensity Interval Training that pushes you to perform a single exercise off and on over a period of four minutes. The idea of Tabata is to pick 4-8 different exercises to create a quick and effective workout. Tabata training is designed to increase strength, lose weight, improve flexibility and increase cardiovascular ability.

A Tabata workout is structured around performing a single exercise for 20 seconds, resting for 10 and then repeating for eight rounds. You can choose any type of exercise, but it is strongly recommended to pick exercises that require the use of large muscle groups such as pushups, squats, rows and abdominals.

The ultimate goal is to combine 4-8 different exercises to create a 20-40 minute workout. Tabata training is great for those who are short on time, want to switch up the routine, improve endurance or provide a high intensity finish to a workout. See how hard you can push yourself.

Use these exercises for YOUR Tabata Workout:

  • Jumping Jacks
  • Pushups
  • Burpees
  • Squats
  • Over-the-Bench Jumps
  • Mountain Climbers
  • Box Jumps
  • Sprints
  • Barbell Rows
  • Shoulder Presses

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