get in shape with a super-fast, super-intense fitness routine, would you try it? Tabata training, an intense regimen first developed for athletes in Japan, is gaining popularity with people the world over who are incorporating the high-intensity interval training into their regular workouts.If you could
Tabata training is made up of 20-second bursts of give-it-your-all effort, followed by 10 seconds of rest, repeated for eight intense cycles. You don't have to do a particular set of exercises—biking, running, pushups, crunches, it's all good—as long as you're pushing yourself to your limit each time.
The fast, four-minute session was developed in 1996 by Dr. Izumi Tabata, who noted that short, but difficult, intervals of hard exercise seemed as effective as hours of more-moderate training. He later tested out his short-form interval training on university studentRead More »from Tabata What? The Hot Fitness Method from Japan Gains Popularity