Saturday, 19 September 2015

You Won't Believe How Short This Expert Says Your Workout Can Be

To lose weight, you don't always need to spend hours at the gym. In fact, HIIT, or high-intensity interval training, has been proven to be one of the best ways to burn more calories and target belly fat. But just how short can you get? Try just four minutes, according to Tabata program director and head coach of Lock Box LA PJ Stahl. According to PJ, the length of just one Tabata cycle is enough to see the results that the interval-training technique is known for, including fat loss, improved metabolism, and better endurance. "You only do one Tabata four-minute protocol in your entire workout," PJ says. "The reason that the Tabata program works is because I designed it to utilise 20 seconds of beyond-maximum intensity followed by 10 seconds of rest for eight rounds, totalling to four minutes," he explains. The trick is in the 20 seconds, during which you are supposed to exercise past your metabolic threshold — in other words, an 11 on a one-to-10 scale of rate of perceived exertion.

Full article: link

No comments:

Post a Comment