Tababa is a type of interval training where you perform a high-intensity exercise for 20 seconds, followed by 10 seconds rest, repeated for 8 rounds (4 minutes total).
For example, sprint for 20 seconds, then rest for 10 seconds, and repeat until 8 rounds are complete.
There are several ‘Tabata Timers’ available for iphone and android. We recommend a FREE app called ‘GYMBOSS’. Once you download the app you can press TABATA and begin.
Tabata can be done using any high intensity exercise, such as:
- Spin bike
- Battle ropes
- Jump rope
- Ball slams
- Rowing machine
- Jumping jacks
- Box jumps
Additionally, you can combine exercises. For example, you can perform the first interval doing jumping jacks, then switch to performing box jumps for the next interval