Thursday, October 06, 2011

Truth About Tabata Training

Doing 20 seconds of an exercise followed by 10 seconds of rest is not true Tabata training. It's just
training. Tabata training requires "exhaustive intermittent training consisted of seven to eight sets of
20-s exercise at an intensity of about 170% of VO2max with a 10-s rest between each bout." That's a
quote from the research study. Not many exercises allow you to do that.

The original research was done using a specially designed bike in a research lab. Most people don't
know this. It doesn't mean 20-10 training is bad, it just means 95% of 20-10 training is NOT Tabata

Training Resource of the Day

I've interrogated Mike Whitfield about his evil workout methods


Today's Kickbutt Mindset Tips
Create the desire within yourself to make you TAKE ACTION to satisfy your needs and wants.
Motivation and inspiration can truly only come from within. #truth

Today's Independence Tips
Two great books to read about Jobs - The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs AND The Innovation
Secrets of Steve Jobs.

"There is no secret sauce, that there's just a proven step-by-step system that you need to follow to
succeed, a system which made people wealthy even before the Internet was invented." - Dan
Westman. Read his American Dream story here


Craig Ballantyne, CSCS, MS, CTT


TroyP said...

Craig, I've tried to dig and dig for details that would describe 170% of Vo2max without any luck. How do you exceed 100% of any maximum?

Craig Ballantyne, CSCS, MS said...

VO2 max is your aerobic capacity.

You can work at 100% Vo2 max for several minutes.

Rumiana said...

Most people don't hit their intensity capabilities. Short workouts work only if you push to your maximum and go beyond your comfort zone.

kimaya said...

Thanks for awaring the truth of tabata exercises , its needed to have an exact info.