By now you’ve had the chance to try 3 separate training sessions: The VancityBuzz Burner, High Intensity Interval Training, and Low Intensity Interval Training. I would like to give you one more training session that combines resistance and interval training into one gruelling session. Meet Izumi Tabata the lead author in a study that showed individuals could improve VO2 max by performing an exercise for 20secs, resting for 10secs and repeating this for 4minutes (or 8sets).
This is an incredibly simple method of training, all you have to do is pick your favourite resistance training exercise and perform it at high intensity for 20secs, then rest for 10secs and repeat 7 more times! That is it work for 20secs, rest for 10secs. By training like this you are killing two birds with one stone (resistance and cardiovascular training) all the while ramping up your metabolism to consume a ton of calories! Sounds like fun right?
Points to consider when doing Tabata Training:
There are plenty of exercise that can be used when doing Tabata training, pick 4-6 from the list that you are comfortable doing and go to work after a good warmup!
Your options are endless with this type of training! Get creative with your training sessions and have fun.
Josh Neumann, BHK, PTS, TSCC-1