Tabata Simplified

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Tabata Simplified

Tabata is one of the most efficient ways of completing HIIT (high intensity interval training).

The entire cardio session can be completed in between 8-14 minutes depending on the length of your warm-up and cooldown.

We will discuss an 8 minute variation that I like to use when time is limited.  The best cardio equipment that I find for Tabata is a Stationery Bike.

First you start with a 2 minute warm-up, ramping up the intensity as the time progresses.  For the following 4 minutes, you complete a 20 second all out sprint at your highest possible intensity.  This is followed by a 10 second cool-down.  The 20 second high intensity followed by 10 second cool-down is repeated for the remaining 3 minutes and 30 seconds.  The final 2 minutes are a cool-down.

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