If you’ve ever been told about this concept of a short workout for rapid progress and long lasting gains and muscles, you would have said it’s a TV commercial for one of those scam tools.
In fact this Tabata routine carries the same idea or concept deep inside without any kind of scam.
The Idea of the Tabata Training
Tabata is a very highly intense workout routine that ends up with fitness and fat-loss properties. One of its preferred properties too is that it is a very short workout; in fact for those who are looking from the outside, it’s like some sort of a mix between cross fit and circuit training. Tabata training gained its wide popularity because of how much it saves a lot of time and at the same time ends up with the maximum results in a short period of time.
Tabata got this name referring to the man who invented it, Dr. Izumi Tabata, a Japanese physician and researcher. He did his studies depending on an interval training model. All he wanted to see is whether athletes would see some result from conducting a 20/10 session repeated consecutively or not. 20/10 means 20 seconds of all-out exercise followed by 10 seconds of rest for a whole four minutes total.
What makes the Tabata routine gain all this popularity and be the people’s choice?
1) Maximizing Your Workout Intensity in a Less Period of Time
The idea of performing 6 sets of any exercise per workout in less than 4 minute with almost no rest is a fat blasting idea in itself. That means you almost perform the whole workout in an average of 30 minutes, which also is a perfect time saver workout for those who like to exercise before work or have any kind of commitments through the day but still want to workout.
2) Maximum Intensity
The idea of the 10 seconds resting period makes the workout explosively intense, the muscle doesn’t get fully recovered and keeps burning during the workout whereas the less time you rest between sets the more pump you get into the muscle, and the more pump you have the more satisfactory the results are.
3) Rapid Natural Weight Loss
Studies found out that the idea of mixing aerobic and anaerobic systems promotes weight loss in a significant way and makes you burn calories all day long rather than in the workout itself. Its keeps you inhaling more oxygen all daylong and, for your metabolism process to go efficiently, more oxygen needed. So that guarantees your metabolism to work more than fine.
4) A Virtual Annoying Personal Trainer
Whenever you are working with a timer or a stop watch, you feel you are being pushed by someone to reach a goal or to fulfill something but the difference here is that it is you pushing yourself, no personal trainer that keeps telling you come on and push it harder; it’s only a one man show. Some people like to have someone pushing them and encouraging them and for others they like to be their own motivation.
5) Fits into Any Schedule
Because it is an average of 30-minute workout, it can be done anytime during the day. Some people are used to perform it in their lunch breaks during work time or first thing in the morning which differs from one person to another. The one thing they have in common is that they have no worries when it comes to whether they will find time to work out or not because they will definitely do.
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