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Featured Workout: 4 minute fat burning Tabata


Posted by Cags R under Fitness & Training on 23 August 2013 at 11:00 PM

It's max effort time! This cheeky little workout is great to finish of a training session with - just make sure you're muscles are warmed up and you're ready to go.

"4 minutes?! What use it that?" we hear you cry - but that's where this workout is a bit different. This is not 4 minutes of you trying to work hard - this is 4 minutes of lung-bursting, leg-burning, ab-wrecking work where you are going for 3 rounds of MAX EFFORT - 20 seconds and then 10 seconds rest between each exercise.

4 minute tabata workout

Try to push yourself to match or beat your score with each round - see how many you can do. Log your total reps of each exercise in the workout and see if you can beat it for next time! 

Take the workout now - expect to SWEAT!

What is Tabata training?

Tabata training is an High Intensity Interval Training variation - it was developed by Professor Izumi Tabata and is known for improving both your aerobic and anaerobic fitness. As it lasts only 4 minutes, the intervals of exercise should be very high intensity - athletes in Tabata's study would work at an intensity of about 170% of VO2max.

No need to watch the clock! Time yourself for the intervals with this handy Tabata timer.

Huge thanks go to Janet J for making this Tabata workout - one Join the Tribe Tshirt coming your way!