Tabata training is a well-known, popular, and hugely challenging form of high-intensity interval training (HIIT). Created by a Japanese scientist named Dr. Izumi Tabata (from which the exercise clearly gets its name), the basic Tabata workout involves 8 rounds of 20 seconds of all-out effort followed by 10 seconds of rest.
There’s a reason why some health insurance companies and more and more employers are willing to pick up the tab for gym memberships. Regular workouts can save you a trip to the doctor, decrease sick days, alleviate the need for expensive prescriptions and improve your overall productivity and quality of life. Indeed, the American College of Sports Medicine, the American Council on Exercise and the Medical Fitness Association announced their collaborative Exercise is Medicine Solution in 2016. That effort seeks to encourage physicians to prescribe exercise as medicine and use fitness as a primary defense against disease.
When it comes to fitness, every body is not created equal. Some require more time and more work, while some require heavier weights and higher impact workouts. So how do you determine what is the right amount of time for you to workout each day?
We understand that most of your days are jam-packed. Even still, it’s important (and totally possible!) to get in a great workout. Plyometrics are a form of high-intensity interval training, perfect for sneaking in a good sweat sesh after you get out of work.
You’ve worked hard to establish a new lifestyle. But now you’re starting to wonder if this is “it.” Are you stuck? You might be starting to feel a little dissatisfied that you haven’t seen any significant changes in your fitness level recently. You wonder if you’ve hit a dreaded “plateau.”
We sat down with last season’s teamMVP, Lynn, to get all of the details about her experience! She participated in a teamTRAINING season with David, another teamTRAINING season with Manny, as well as regularly dropping into Jackie’s teamTRAIN30 sessions! She has been a loyal teamTRAINING participant for several seasons and has been a great example of what makes teamTRAINING such a fun and effective program! Below we shared a few of her responses to our questions about her teamTRAINING experience.