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It’s holiday season once again folks and as expected, no amount of portion control will prevent us from gaining a few excess pounds. It’s alright. We can lose those in a cinch.
Most gyms are closed during the holidays but that doesn’t mean we should forget about working out hard! There are a lot of workout plans available over the internet but there was something suggested to me by John Castle from UncrackedBalls.com that caught my attention. A workout that can let you burn fat for just 4 minutes a day. Yes folks. 4 minutes. And I thought the 7-minute workout was quick enough.
So What’s TABATA?
Tabata training method are as follows:
• 4 minutes long (whole Tabata Session)
• 20 seconds of intense training
• 10 seconds of rest
• Total of 8 sessions or rounds
What makes it effective? TABATA is a kind of HIIT which means High Intensity Interval Training. Short bursts of high intensity effort with short bursts of rests. Our metabolism speeds up with faster heart rate, and nothing increases this but high intensity training. This form of exercise is not recommended for people with heart problems!
I tried doing this yesterday and boy was I almost out of breath by the 5th round and sweating a lot! I loved it! The best part is, you only do it for 4 minutes! This however, cannot replace strength training. Weight lifting is still the best form of exercise to build form and muscle. But TABATA can be inserted into any workout if you want additional cardio.
Here’s an example exercise set for TABATA. But you can always modify this with your own exercises. I also recommend downloading an Android Application as a Timer
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