Barre, Tabata Style

There are several forms of High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), tabata training is one version.

A brief history on tabata training:

Tabata training was named after Dr. Izumi Tabata when Coach Irisawa Koichi’s asked Dr. Tabata to analyze his training regime for his Olympic speed skating team in Japan. The idea certainly took off and is now used everywhere.

About tabata training:

Tabata training is high intensity work for 20 seconds followed by 10 seconds of rest, repeated for 8 cycles, adding up to 4 minutes. That’s one block. Tabata training can be anywhere from 1 to 4 blocks, with a 1 minute rest in between blocks. Of course, there’s also a warm up beforehand and cool down afterwards.

Why tabata?

Whether you are a cardio junkie or less than interested in cardio, tabata training can be enjoyable. The full duration is only 20 minutes, excluding warm up and cool down, but it goes by so quickly that its hard not to have a little fun. 

What are the benefits of HIIT training?

-Increased lung capacity

-Increased aerobic capacity (increased fat burn)

-Improved endurance

-Improved aerobic recovery ability (less winded after climbing stairs, etc.)

-Recovering from interval training = more calories burned

-Tones muscles

-Improved overall health

Barre, tabata style?

Well, yes actually. Ballet barre meets tabata training. Our trial class was a success! Coming to our schedule soon.