Features of Tabata training: its advantages and disadvantages

By SSPDaily editionMar 4, 2024 12:03 PMFitness
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Pros and cons of Tabata training
Pros and cons of Tabata training. Source: yourwellnesscenter.com

A Tabata workout involves alternating 20 seconds of exercise with 10 seconds of rest - the cycle is repeated 6 to 8 times in total, and the entire workout takes less than 10 minutes. SSPDaily has described the advantages and disadvantages of this technique to help you make an informed decision about physical activity.

Benefits of tabata training

  • Improvement of the cardiovascular system

This workout helps to improve cardiovascular endurance by challenging the heart and lungs.

  • Saving time

The short duration of tabata exercises, usually four minutes, makes them very convenient for people with busy schedules.

  • Increase in metabolic rate

Tabata stimulates anaerobic metabolism, which leads to an increase in metabolic rate for 24 hours after exercise.

  • Versatility

Tabata can be adapted and customized to incorporate different exercises, allowing people to achieve specific fitness goals.

Disadvantages of tabata

  • Intense physical activity

The rigorous nature of Tabata exercises may not be suitable for beginners or people with certain medical conditions.

  • Risk of overtraining

Insufficient recovery periods between tabata exercise cycles can lead to overtraining and an increased risk of injury.

  • Problems with technique and form

Performing exercises with proper technique is essential to minimize the potential risk of injury.

  • Mental fatigue

High-intensity tabata intervals require mental toughness due to the extreme effort and short duration.

Attention: This content is for informational purposes only and does not contain any medical advice. For medication, diagnoses, and other medical advice, please consult your doctor.

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