For today’s bootcamp class I incorporated Tabata training. Currently we have limited equipment for the bootcamp; light free weights and stability balls. I have to get pretty creative to keep things interesting until new equipment arrives. I like to keep heart rates up throughout the class to make the most out of one hour combining strength and cardio. One of the best ways to challenge the class is to include Tabata training!
“Tabata” is the name of a particular type of workout program that provides similar health benefits to that of cardio workouts, but Tabata has a bit more spice. Instead of hours upon hours or exercise, Tabata can be completed in 4 minutes. Tabata falls under the category of high intensity training or high intensity interval training.” -tabatatraining.org
Any exercise can be incorporated into the Tabata training. However the basic outline of the Tabata training method are as follows:
• 4 minutes long (whole Tabata Session)
• 20 seconds of intense training
• 10 seconds of rest
• Total of 8 sessions or rounds
This exercise program is great to use when you have limited time and equipment. The Tabata training is very challenging, make sure you are properly warmed-up before giving it a try.