Tabata

This week at Core Fit ‘N Motion, we did a Tabata workout with several stations.  A Tabata workout consists of one exercise being done at maximum intensity for 20 seconds followed by 10 seconds rest for 8 cycles.  Dr. Izumi Tabata and a team of researchers from the National Institute of Fitness and Sports in Tokyo, Japan published a groundbreaking study in the journal, Medicine and Science in Sports & Exercise.  They provided documented evidence concerning the dramatic physiological benefits of high-intensity intermittent training.  In 6 weeks of testing, Dr. Tabata noted a 28% increase in anaerobic capacity in his subjects and a 14% increase in their ability to consume oxygen.  These results were in already physically fit subjects.  The conclusion was that just 4 minutes of Tabata interval training could do more to boost aerobic and anaerobic capacity than an hour of endurance exercise!

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2 Responses to Tabata

  1. Brittany says:

    GOOD POST RENEE!!!

  2. Brittany says:

    Last post Nov 14 really ???? I think It’s time to update…

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