29 Oct


The Tabata protocol is a high-intensity training regimen that produces excellent results. A Tabata workout (also called a Tabata sequence) is an interval training cycle of 20 seconds of maximum intensity exercise, followed by 10 seconds of rest, repeated without pause 8 times for a total of four minutes. In a group context, you can keep score by counting how many lifts/jumps/whatever you do in each of the 20 second rounds. The round with the smallest estimate is your score.

Credit for this simple and excellent training formula belongs to its namesake, Dr. Izumi Tabata and a team of researchers from the National institute of Fitness and Sports in Tokyo, Japan. Their groundbreaking 1996 study, published in the journal treatment and Science in Sports & Exercise, in case,granted documented evidence with regard to the dramatic physiological benefits of high-intensity intermittent training. After just 6 weeks of testing, Dr. Tabata noted…

View original post 544 more words


2 Responses to “”


  1. Tabata Time « onlyhalfcrazy - November 15, 2012

    […] Tabata anyone – Four Minutes of Pain to Gain (onlyhalfcrazy.wordpress.com) […]

  2. Sometimes I slack off « Fast Workouts at Home - November 23, 2012

    […] Tabata anyone – Four Minutes of Pain to Gain (onlyhalfcrazy.wordpress.com) […]

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: