Get Fit in Just Four Minutes a Day

Probably the most common excuses people say they do not exercise is that they don’t have the time. Even though they will also admit this is most likely an excuse, the fact is that if you are not that interested in working out, then lack of time is an excellent argument…

…Until now.

Say hello to Tabata training. This kind of training was designed by Dr. Izumi Tabata during the 1960’s. It is a form of HIIT or high intensity interval training, and that means you will work really, really hard in just a really short period of time.

Tabata training is great for burning fat as well as boosting your metabolism – in fact it is most likely the greatest fat burning workout out there.

Some great exercises for a Tabata workout: Kettlebell Swing

Some great exercises for a Tabata workout: Kettlebell Swing

Tabata training can be performed with sprint training or even with some other types of exercises that is good for your whole body or at least most of the major groups of muscles.

The Tabata protocol is usually 20 seconds of high intensity training, and then 10 seconds of low/medium intensity training for 8 sets.

Tabata training simply just lasts for 4 minutes. However, those 4 minutes is extremely hard! This intense training provides you with a great workout. This is beneficial for cardiovascular endurance as well as aerobic fitness.

Tabata: is this workout worth the pain?

Welcome to the weird world of “Tabata” high-intensity interval training. From one point of view, the appeal is obvious: four minutes of exercise four times a week, and – allegedly – you’ll be as fit as a fiddle. According to the Japanese founder, Professor Izumi Tabata (known to his followers as Prof T), one of his four-minute sessions is equal to an hour of jogging, an hour of moderate cycling, two hours of walking, an hour of Zumba or two hours of yoga. What’s not to like?

The great thing about this type of interval training is that you can perform any various exercises, and you do not need any equipment. At dangerously Fit bootcamps, we often use Tabata training in circuits with dumbbells, Olympic rings, medicine balls, kettlebells, and bodyweight exercises.

Some great exercises for a Tabata workout include:

  • Dumbell push up
  • Rowing
  • Kettlebell clean
  • Squat and press
  • Dumbbell thruster
  • Push up burpee
  • Sprints
  • Kettlebell swings

Before you start any kind of fitness regimen, consult your doctor first. Tabatha training is an extremely intense training. So you have to start slowly and then adjust to the intensity based on your body’s limitations.

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