The Japanese professor Izumi Tabata studied training techniques with Olympic skaters and developed a routine that bears his name today. They are called tabata's and they consist of training at a high intensity for 20 seconds, resting for only 10 seconds, and then repeating the high intensity interval 7 more times. These 8 repetitions at 20 seconds on and 10 seconds off, racked up a work-out totaling 4 minutes! Tabata trained his athletes four times a week this way and noticed conditioning gains similar to athletes that trained longer and more often.
Kathryn N. Trow
8/20/2013 07:12:43 am
I will try working out with this technique soon.
8/22/2013 01:21:47 am
I have been at this for six weeks and can tell a marked difference. Anyone of us can find four minutes in a day to get at it.
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I am George DeFranca, DC, chiropractic physician in Central Massachusetts since 1982. I love my patients, my practice, and talking and teaching about health. I enjoy the outdoors, especially the ocean and kayakfishing.