Benefits of Tabata Training

BXP135620The American Heart Association recommends the following

…at least 150 minutes per week of moderate exercise or 75 minutes per week of vigorous exercise (or a combination of moderate and vigorous activity). 30 minutes a day, five times a week is an easy goal to remember, however you will also experience benefits even if you divide your time into two or three segments of 10 -15 minutes per day.

This is interesting that the Tabata Method fits directly into the timing suggested by the American Heart Association.

Other benefits include

  • The Tabata Method burns fat.
  • Increases your metabolism during training.
  • Increases your metabolism after training.
  • The session is quick and great for those of you short of time.
  • Improve your aerobic system.
  • Improve your anaerobic system.
  • The method has research from olympic athlete coaches.
  • Improves mental toughness and will power.
  • The method is versatile – you can pick from a range of activities.

References
Med Sci Sports Exerc. 1996 Oct;28(10):1327-30.
Effects of moderate-intensity endurance and high-intensity intermittent training on anaerobic capacity and VO2max.
Tabata I, Nishimura K, Kouzaki M, Hirai Y, Ogita F, Miyachi M, Yamamoto K.
Department of Physiology and Biomechanics, National Institute of Fitness and Sports, Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan.

Med Sci Sports Exerc. 1997 Mar;29(3):390-5.
Metabolic profile of high intensity intermittent exercises.
Tabata I, Irisawa K, Kouzaki M, Nishimura K, Ogita F, Miyachi M.
Department of Physiology and Biomechanics, National Institute of Fitness and Sports, Kanoya City, Japan.