Research has shown Tabata training to improve aerobic capacity much greater than the standard continuous pace cardio workout in much less time. Furthermore, this tabata training also leads to an increase in anaerobic capacity; something not evident in steady state cardio.
- Push hard for 20 seconds
- Rest for 10 seconds
- Repeat 8 times
Some great exercises to use:
- mountain climbers
- jumps squats
- push-ups….progressing to clap push-ups
- butt kicks (runs in place)
- high knee runs
Tabata Protocol can also be followed on the elyptical or bike. Start with a 3-5 minute warm up. Find a fairly challenging resistance. Push for 20 seconds, rest 10 seconds, and repeat 8 times.
So no more boring hours spent on that treadmill, elyptical, or bike. Be creative and challenge yourself with Tabata Training for some real results!