My current conditioning program is pretty simple. I will be doing a 12 week TABATA progression 2x per week along with my normal workouts and normal active recovery.

Tabata training was discovered by Japanese scientist Dr. Izumi Tabata and a team of researchers from the National Institute of Fitness and Sports in Tokyo.

It was was created as a way to increase both aerobic and anaerobic capacity at the same time while minimizing workout times.

This is a very INTENSE technique and although it may seem simple… it is brutally effective.

Each exercise in a given Tabata workout lasts only four minutes, but it’s likely to be one of the longest four minutes you’ve ever endured.

The basic structure of Tabata is as follows:

  • 20 seconds of high intensity work
  • Rest for 10 seconds
  • Repeat for 8 total rounds for a total of 4 minutes

Exercise selection is important as long as it has a certain level of difficulty and can be done repeatedly for 20 seconds at a time.

Some examples of exercises I use:

  • Kettlebell Thrusters
  • Push ups
  • Mountain Climbers
  • Burpees
  • Speed Squats
  • Sled Push

You can either choose one exercise to do for the full 4 minutes or rotate exercises to break monotony and progress or regress as needed.

This is a great way to increase your metabolism, get a great workout and increase your energy, all while burning a good amount of bodyfat!

Give it a shot if you dare!!


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