A few months ago (where does the time go?!) I swore to do at least one workout a week that I have never tried before. Well, it didn’t happen at the time I said I was going to start… But it IS happening now. So, welcome to my new Friday Feature – Fitness Friday where I will feature a cool, fun, new workout I tried during the week!
This week, I decided it was time to jump on the Tabata Training bandwagon. I guess in theory, I’ve done a tabata workout before. I’ve done short spurts of high intensity. But never with the goal of performing a Tabata workout.
What IS Tabata Training? - Essentially, it’s a high intensity interval workout. The intimidating name comes from it’s founder, Izumi Tabata. It’s pretty easy, really. A really scary sounding word for a fun (to me. But, I’m a crazy cardio lover) and easy (as in, not complicated. It isn’t very easy to actually do) Tabata can more or less be performed with any exercise method, so long as it can get you to maximum intensity. You typically will do roughly 20 seconds of intense workout, 10 seconds of rest – with as many repetitions as possible during. It is known to quickly show you aerobic, anaerobic, and endurance benefits! (All around win in my opinion) as well as burn fat! CHA-CHING!
I felt it. I laid on the floor on my back in the fitness center, and literally was asked if I was okay. I was…. I was just soaking up that awesome rush/trying to catch my breath.
Tabata will certainly be added to my weekly workouts! booooom
Have you ever done any tabata training? What is your favorite mash up?