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Tabata – 20 seconds on and 10 seconds off!

So, the new buzz word in town is, Tabata.

All it means is 20 seconds on, and 10 seconds off. Repeat for 15 – 20 times in total, and you have yourself a muscle burning exercise, guaranteed to burn fat, and make you gasp for breath when done right.  It’s perfect if you have not much time to spare, and you can pick you poison. If you are at the pool, do 20 seconds front-crawl or breast-stroke sprints, followed by 10 seconds rest. And keep repeating for 20 sets or so.

And the best thing is that Tabata provides similar health benefits to that of hours upon hours cardio workouts. It can be done in 4 minutes!

Tabata falls under the category of high intensity training or high intensity interval training. And you can do it with the following as well:

1. Bike or RPM

2. Jump Rope

3. Switch Lunges

4. Sprints- track (20 sec sprint, 10 sec walk)

5. Push ups on The Bosu Ball

6. Mountain Climbers

7. Pull Ups

8. Sprints – stairs (20 sec sprint, 10 sec walk)

9. Squat Jumps

10. High Knees

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