Can Tabata training increase my metabolism?

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During exercise and recovery our metabolism, the chemical processes needed to keep us alive, happen at a faster and higher rate to supply our mind and muscles with oxygen and nutrients.  All activities that get us moving, raise our heart rate, and breathing heavier increase our metabolism.  Tabata and other high-intensity interval training (HIIT) have higher energy and oxygen needs above easier exercises.   And during recovery from high-intensity interval training, like Tabata, those needs are greater and more prolonged. 
 
Tabata training -- the four-minute, high-intensity interval training (HIIT) -- may increase your metabolism. A study used jump squats in a Tabata format to see how many calories subjects burned during and after the session. During the routine, the subjects burned 13.5 calories per minute, and doubled the subjects’ metabolic rate for 30 minutes after the workout ended. That’s some serious afterburn for only four minutes of fire.

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