Tabata Protocol method of interval training is simple
- Train at a high intensity for 20 seconds
- Rest for 10 seconds.
- Repeat as many times as desired.
How Tabata Protocol was developed
Everyone has heard about interval training; it has been around for many decades. In an interval training session, intervals of high-intensity exercise are interspersed with intervals of rest. Since the training is intense, it is a great method for improving both aerobic and anaerobic fitness.
The training session intervals may be varied in three ways: the intensity (speed), the work period, and the rest period may each or all be varied. With so many possible variations and without an accurate analysis of the aerobic and anaerobic energy demands of each variation, one cannot say which variation is more effective, or which variations place the same demands on the body’s energy systems.
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