Most people who exercise regularly know what it means to hit a workout plateau — they work hard but suddenly stop seeing much progress. One of the quickest ways to break the plateau is through Tabata Training. It’s intensive, burns a massive number of calories and will change your results. If you do Tabata twice a week for just 6 weeks, your body will transform and you will feel stronger, leaner and fitter than ever before. We like challenges and this workout is definitely a good one.
What is Tabata training?
The principle of Tabata training is a combination of 20 seconds of work with 10 seconds of rest. Remember 20 seconds and 10 seconds, no more, no less. You probably should get a timer or an app for precise timing because it’s very critical to your success.
The choice of these time intervals is simple: our muscles work in an anaerobic mode at their absolute maximum power for exactly 20 seconds and 10 seconds. This is exactly enough time for the muscles to be restored.
How do you do it?
Do each exercise for 20 seconds at your maximum ability and then rest for 10 seconds. Repeat 8 times. Doing this, each exercise takes only 4 minutes. Have a 1-minute break and move to the next 4-minute cycle. Choose 6 different exercises for a 30-minute workout. Trust us, 30 minutes of Tabata training is enough if you do it properly. The exercises need to be kept simple.
Exercise #1: high knee
Let’s start with something simple in terms of technique. The objective of this exercise is to get the knees as high as you can.