What is Tabata?
The Tabata workout is a high-intensity interval training regime that produces remarkable results. A Tabata workout comprises of an interval training cycle of 20 seconds, followed by 10 seconds of rest, repeated over and over for several minutes.
Credit for this powerful training method belongs to its namesake, Dr. Izumi Tabata and a team of researchers from the National Institute of Fitness and Sports in Tokyo, Japan. Their groundbreaking 1996 study, published in the journal ‘Medicine and Science in Sports & Exercise’, provided documented evidence concerning the dramatic physiological benefits of high-intensity interval training. After just 6 weeks of testing, Dr. Tabata noted a 28% increase in anaerobic capacity in his subjects, along with a 14% increase in their ability to consume oxygen (V02 Max). These results were witnessed in already physically fit athletes. The conclusion was that just four minutes of Tabata interval training could do more to boost aerobic and anaerobic capacity than an hour of endurance exercise.
Who can do it…?
Everyone! Tabata is suitable for all abilities and levels of fitness. The fitter you are the more effort you put in to the exercises right from the first set. If you want to pace yourself, that’ s fine, build up slowly and get used to the exercise before increasing your effort levels.
How effective can a Tabata workout be…?
Very! You will be amazed at how intense the workout will feel. The intervals tax both your aerobic and anaerobic energy systems and provide you with a total body workout unlike any other.
What could you achieve?
If you want a Faster PB, to Build Strength and Muscular Endurance, get more defined muscles, strip fat, or take your fitness to the next level, then you have to try Tabata.
Nothing will beat the intensity levels possible that a wide range of gym equipment brings to a Tabata session but group classes can also be extremely effective. Using mostly body weight exercises they can be equally as tough and beneficial.
One to One: From £25
2 people per session: £40
3 people per session: £50
Group Class: £5
Contact us to discuss your goals. Sessions last a maximum of 1 hour and are structured to stress specific muscle groups to provide you with a super intensive, muscle building, calorie burning, fat stripping work out, like nothing you’ll ever have experienced before.
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Group Tabata Classes
|Callander – McLaren LC||Monday||7.30pm – 8.30pm||Tabata Training||£5|