This video features Fitness Experts performing Tabata Intervals along with tabata music by Tabata Songs Interval Workout Music. TabataSongs creates music that matches the exact timing of the Tabata Interval.
What is Tabata? 20 Seconds of sprint/work, 10 second rest, for 4 straight minutes. Tabata music lets you focus on your workout, rather than think about having to look at your watch or a timer.
Using the Tabata Protocol, any bodyweight exercise can be used: Squat, burpee, air squat, push ups, sprints, etc can all be used. Equipment may also be used. In this video, Spartacus Workout Expert Funk Roberts demonstrates the tabata kettle bell swing. Anything from a stationary bicycle, treadmill, trx band, dumbelll, medicine ball, to a sledge hammer and tire.
Tabata originated in 1996 in Japan when fitness researcher Dr Izumi Tabata set up a HIIT (high intensity interval training) experiment, using this very method. Dr Tabata found the tabata protocol to draw heavily from both the aerobic and anaerobic systems, unlike most conventional workouts.
The Tabata Interval has gained a lot of recognition through the Crossfit community, running community, and health clubs across the globe.
The Tabata Interval Method has proven to maximize VO2 max, while also building endurance, burning fat, and retaining muscle. Though the Tabata was not designed as a fat loss or weight loss program, it has gained a lot of recent attention in response to tabatas ability to speed up the metabolism and burn fat.
What is Crossfit? A workout program designed by Greg Glassman, which follows daily WOD (workout of the day) posts on the company's official site. Crossfit often uses tabata in their w.o.d.
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