TABATA is a form of HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) used by fitness programs ranging from elementary PE to professional athletes. Each exercise in a given Tabata workout lasts only four minutes, but it’s likely to be a pretty sweaty four minutes if you’re doing it right. The structure of the program is as follows:
Work out hard for 20 seconds…
Rest for 10 seconds…
Complete 8 rounds.
You push yourself as hard as you can for 20 seconds and rest for 10 seconds. This is one set. You’ll complete eight sets of each exercise.
This is a very simple fitness activity we sometimes use to warm up the students in our elementary PE class.
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