SEPTEMBER’S “Get Fit Challenge”. EXPLOSIVE WORKOUT To help you get past that plateau. Using the Tabata Method.
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To help you get past
1) Do the activity for twenty seconds.
2) Rest for ten seconds.
3) Repeat seven more times!
You're done in four minutes!
Eight sets of as many reps as you can get in, with a brief ten-second rest period—simple and effective!
Step 1 Step 2 Step 3
SprintingRiding the stationary bikeElliptical TrainerTreadmillPush upsJumping jacksJump rope
The Tabata program might be the single best "fat burning workout" that we know. It might only be four minutes, but you seem to keep sweating and breathing hard for a long, long time afterwards.
You can incorporate this method by alternating: do the Tabata method one day and your workout routine or circuits on the next day.
Remember to stay hydrated and don’t overexert yourself all in one day.
We are not endorsing any fitness method. Always seek medical advice before starting any exercise routine.
If you would like to research the Tabata
Method, check out the following resources:
Authors: Tabata I, Irisawa K, Kouzaki M, Nishimura K, Ogita F, Miyachi M. Article:Metabolic profile of high intensity intermittent exercises. Mar, 1997.
Authors: Tabata I, Nishimura K, Kouzaki M, Hirai Y, Ogita F, Miyachi M, Yamamoto K. Article:Effects of moderate-intensity endurance and high-intensity intermittent training on anaerobic capacity and VO2 max. Oct, 1996.