Friday, 17 August 2012

10 New Fat-Blasting Tabata Workouts

Here the author proposes 10 workouts for the Tabata training.

Here is the list with my comments:

1. Bicycle Sprints : used for original Tabata, very efficient
2. Hindu Squats : any squat when you lower to the bottom, can had weight in hands for thruster for more intensity
3. Jumping Lunges : plyometric exercise
4. Jumping Rope : try double under (two rotations in one jump)
5. Box Jumps : adapt the height
6. Weight Bench Hop Overs : bodyweight
7. Mountain Climbers :bodyweight
8. Handstand Push-Ups : risky and cannot involve enough muscles to reach 170% of VO2Max
9. "Running" on Mini-Trampoline or Bosu : limit the impact on joints
10. Swimming : you need to have some good form to get the benefits

You can also mix the exercises, especially the ones which required only bodyweight. For instance, 2,3,7 or with minimum equipment, easy to find in a gym 4,5,6.

The author proposes some variations for HIIT, because doing 20 intervals is no longer the original Tabata, but efforts will be still rewarded!

Known as the closest thing we have to a fitness miracle, the Tabata interval workout is loved by researchers and fitness pros alike for its unparalleled fat-torching abilities and simplicity. To do a "Tabata," simply pick an exercise and set a timer for 20 seconds on and 10 seconds rest. Do the exercise as hard as you possibly can for 20 seconds and then rest for 10, repeating 8-20 times total. Don't be fooled: These moves may seem simple, but they're not! If you're not seeing stars by the end, you're not pushing hard enough. You can use the Tabata protocol with almost any exercise.

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