One if the most effective forms of high intensity workouts for boosting your metabolism and increasing performance over time is the Tabata interval. Tabata intervals were first developed by Japanese scientist and researcher Dr. Izumi Tabata who tested Vo2 max on speed skaters. Tabata intervals involve 20 seconds working at a hard, challenging intensity followed by 10 seconds rest. This pattern is repeated 8 times through for a total of 4 minutes. A true tabata set should leave you feeling fatigued. Tabata intervals are one of my favourite forms of working out as they are simple and you can really insert any exercise into the equation and get a great workout!
The following set combines both cardio and body weight strength exercises to give you an all-encompassing workout. Complete each tabata interval listed for a shorter 20 minute sweat session or complete a second time round for maximum burn and longer 40 minute workout.
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