Monday, 12 November 2012

15-Minute Double Tabata Workout

In this article, I think the author makes a confusion between interval training and Tabata:
Have you ever heard of a Tabata? They’re a great way to maximize your workout if you’re short on time. A Tabata is basically interval training. For 20 seconds, you perform an exercise at maximum intensity, which is then followed by 10 seconds of rest and repeated 8 times for a total of four minutes. The total time for the workout below, including warm-up and cool-down, is just 15 minutes, but it will definitely get your heart-pumping and burn calories!
Once again, the only part of the Tabata protocol is the 20/10 seconds for 8 times, and the intensity (170% of VO2max) is forgotten!
Consequently, the work-out includes... sit-ups or push-ups...How many times should I repeat that you cannot get 170% of VO2 max with push-ups or even worse sit-ups...
Anyhow, it is an initiation to HIIT and Tabata. Later, more intense exercices can be replaced to benefit fully from Tabata. What do you think?

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