Due to our busy lifestyle, not many of us can make it to the gym. If you’re willing to give the effort to achieve that fit body there is always a way.
In recent years the Tabata workout has become more and more popular. It is a high-intensity workout which lasts for a few minutes but it burns so many calories that it is really surprising.
Sprint hard for 20 seconds
Rest for 10 seconds
Repeat for a total of four minutes
The inventor of this amazing program is Dr. Izumi Tabata from Japan at the National Institute of Health and Nutrition in Tokyo in 1996. Together with his team analyzed two groups of athletes for 6 weeks: one group did medium-intensity exercise for long periods of time, and the other did high-intensity exercise for short periods of time.
Eventually, they found that participants from the first group increased their aerobic capacity by 9.5% and their anaerobic capacity by 0%.
On the other hand, the ones from the second group increased their aerobic capacity by 14% and their anaerobic capacity by 28%. The latter also improved their lung capacity and oxygen utilization.