Tabata is a form of high intensity interval training that requires no equipment. In Tabata, you typically perform an exercise as hard as you can for 20 seconds, rest for 10 seconds, then repeat for a total of eight reps. According to Katie Dunlop of Love Sweat and Fitness, Tabata is a great way to burn calories in a short amount of time (only four minutes). It also can increase personal endurance and stamina. Intensity is what makes Tabata work. You push your body to the max, then try to catch your breath during the brief rest period. Dunlop says “make sure you listen to your body” when engaging in such an intense workout regimen.
- With Tabata, you choose an exercise and do it as hard as you can for 20 seconds before you take a short break and then repeat it eight times.
- Tabata increases your stamina and endurance and may also burn more calories than an entire hour of spin.
- With Tabata, you are giving yourself a full workout in only four minutes.
“The biggest benefit of these style workouts is that you’re able to burn a lot of calories in a short amount of time and continue to burn even more after your workout is over.”