For anyone who has attended any of the Sweat Atlanta GROUP FITNESS classes lately you will notice a new style of training we are integrating called Tabata Training. Tabata is a style of training developed by a Japanese researcher that uses HIGH INTENSITY segments followed by short rest periods which is a guaranteed way to TORCH calories.
***The best way to do this training is with the SWEAT ATLANTA TABATA CD which has audio cues of when to start, stop, work and rest. All set to a hot soundtrack. You can put it on in your living room and have a great audio guided workout. IF you are interested we have a 12 track Tabata CD available for $10. Send an email to us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your contact info and we will ensure you get your CD.
Here are some additional details about Tabata:
The Tabata Program
The Tabata workout lasts only four minutes, but is one of the longest four minutes you’ll encounter. The structure of the program is:
• Workout hard for 20 seconds
• Rest for 10 seconds
• Complete eight rounds
You push yourself as hard as you can for 20 seconds and rest for 10 seconds until you complete eight sets. You can do pretty much any exercise you wish. You can do squats, pushups, rows, etc… Any exercise that works your large muscle groups is strongly recommended. Kettlebells work great too.
An example of a 20-minute Tabata workout looks like this:
• Sit ups
Start with pushups. Do 20 seconds hard. Rest for 10 seconds and then back to pushups for 20 seconds. Once you completed eight sets of pushups, rest for one minute and then move on to squats and repeat the sequence of 20 seconds on 10 seconds off. Once you finish eight squats rest for one minute and then do rows. After rows, finish up with sit ups.
Tabata is great to get a quick workout in if you’re short on time, need to switch up your routine, or need to improve endurance speed. Incorporate this type of workout into your fitness routine and produce results.
The disc we have has 12 total TABATA tracks on it. Each track is 5 minutes 13 seconds long.
-15 second intro
-8 Tabata Cycles (20 seconds of work, 10 seconds of rest)
-1 minute of recovery