What is Tabata training?

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Tabata training might be the ultimate no-excuses high-intensity interval training (HIIT) program. Developed by Japanese researcher and training coach Izumi Tabata, this workout involves cycling 20 seconds of intense  exercise with 10 seconds of rest, and repeating that eight times for a total of four minutes. Here's a sample Tabata workout (repeat eight times):
  • Squat jump: 20 seconds
  • Rest: 10 seconds
  • Burpee: 20 seconds
  • Rest: 10 seconds
  • Jump lunge: 20 seconds
  • Rest: 10 seconds
  • Push-up: 20 seconds
  • Rest: 10 seconds

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