These days a lot of fitness workouts are doing the rounds. Some of them are in fact worth the hype like Tabata – a HIIT workout that takes only 4-minute to increase overall levels of fitness. This might sound too good to be true but it does have a positive impact as long as you stay motivated and consistent in your efforts.
The workout was created by Japanese Scientist Dr. Izumi Tabata who along with a group of researchers from the National Institute of Fitness and Sports in Tokyo conducted research to check its effectiveness. The study showed that HIIT increased the aerobic capacity and also, anaerobic capacity by 28%!
What does Tabata Workout involve?
It involves intense exercise such as burpee, lunges, mountain climbers or push-up that you have to perform for 20 seconds followed by 10 seconds of rest. Then again do the same or different exercise for 20 seconds. You need to complete 8 rounds for a total of 4 minutes. By the end of this quick workout, you should be out of breath. But remember to always do a warm-up of 5 minutes atleast before the training.
What are the benefits of Tabata Workout
- Burns Fat
Tabata workout for weight loss is highly effective as it increases the metabolic rate which means that the body continues to burn fat for hours even after the workout.
- Increased Muscle Definition
The muscle tissue growth and repair with Tabata workout happens at a very fast rate because of excessive strain on those muscle groups.
Doing as little as 4 minutes of high-intensity workout leads to the same results from doing 1-hour conventional workout. Thus, making it an ideal workout for someone who is falling short on time and wants to reap maximum benefits.
- Improved Aerobic and Anaerobic Capacities
The maximum amount of oxygen intake called the aerobic capacity increases over time as we continue to do strenuous exercise. Also, the maximum amount of energy produced by the body in the absence of oxygen called the anaerobic capacity improves.
Are you a resident of Mohali who wants to try this miraculous quick workout? Head to Oxizone Fitness & Spa today to experience the most popular form of high-intensity training in the best environment and under the guidance of experienced fitness instructors.
We offer Tabata classes in Mohali 4 times a week of 1 hour to individual as well as group. Come over to feel the change!