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!