Boring Workout? Rev It Up with Tabata Intervals\n\nby The Greatist Team · Greatist.com\n\nA four-minute workout sounds too good to be true, but Tabata intervals will give you plenty of bang (exercise) for your buck (time). Tabata, a type of high-intensity interval training (HIIT), is based on the ratio of 20 seconds work: 10 seconds rest. You can apply Tabata timing to pretty much any exercise, from bodyweight exercises like squats and push-ups, to barbell presses or sprints. Each interval is repeated between six and eight times, adding up to four minutes of work per move. So why the 20/10 split? This specific time scale increases strength and endurance by forcing aerobic and anaerobic pathways to work at maximum capacity.\n\nDo it Today: Boost endurance and strength with four-minute Tabata intervals.\n\nReady for a new challenge? Try Tabata at Mountainside Fitness starting in January!\n\nBy Katie Kroshus, Director of Group Fitness at Mountainside Fitness\n\nTABATA was founded in Japan by Dr. Izumi Tabata, in the 1990’s. Dr. Tabata started using different exercise protocols to study the effect on energy production systems in athletes. After several very intense testing methods the team discovered that one method produced extraordinary repeatable improvements in athletic performance. Tabata is simply the best supra-aerobic cardio workout every discovered. The original Tabata Protocol (Method or Intervals) is a 5 minute warm-up, 8 intervals of 20 seconds ALL OUT intensity exercise followed by 10 seconds of rest; and a 2 minute cool down. \n\nTabata interval training is the single most effective type of high intensity interval training, it’s also the most intense by far, and surprisingly it’s the shortest in duration, it only last for four minutes… but those four minutes produce remarkable effects. Experience a full class of TABATA (40 minutes) at Mountainside!
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