Tabata training is the tremendously popular form of high-intensity interval training that is just hitting the gyms all over. Tabata training is a specialized kind of interval training that uses timed full body exercises and a high number of sets to blast fat and build muscle – in just 4 minutes. Tabata training works for the same reasons high intensity interval training works; it pushes your body through short and intense bursts of activity with small bouts of rest. The result is an immense calorie and fat burn during and after the workout.

Last night during my boot camp class I finally got to see what all this Tabata craze is about. If you haven’t come across it yet in your workout classes or at the gym, I assure you that you will!

Ready to try it yourself? Here’s the 20-minute workout from boot camp. A set of each exercise is defined as 20 seconds of work followed by 10 seconds of rest. Do two sets of each exercise (so each round will last four minutes). Be sure to also allow for one full minute of rest following each of the four rounds. This workout will allow you to burn up to 15 calories per minute.

One round: 20 seconds of ‘all-out’ work, followed by 10 seconds of rest

Round 1
High knees
Jumping jacks
Side skaters

Round 2

Wide arm push up
Butt Kickers
sprinting in place
Jumping squats

Round 3
Russian twists

Round 4
Mountain climbers
Sumo squats
High knees

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