Tabata Training System is an interval training workout that using 20 second workout intervals followed by 10 second rests for 8 sets.
This Tabata system is an interval routine developed by Dr. Izumi Tabata for the Japanese speed-skating team. His research proved that this method was superior in improving aerobic (cardio conditioning) and anaerobic (sprinting) capacity then running for a whole hour.
Pretty amazing! Yes, he found that 4 minutes of working out was more effective than 1 hour. What!? I also saw claims that it’s effective for weight loss.
This is hard for me to believe so I decided to put it to the test! For the last three months, I have worked out on the Wii Fit but I have hit a plateau so the Tabata is perfect to reignite my training.
You can use the workout for almost any exercise. I decide to test it on as many exercises as I can. Today, I started Thrusters and Bench Press. Wow! What a pump I feel!
I want to test it on pushups, sit-ups, Burpees, box jumps, heavy bag, wind sprints, rows, and other basic body weight exercises. I am going to use the fitness test on the Wii Fit.
What other tests should I do to measure my results?