Tabata Weight Blast Workouts

Tabata Weight Blast Workouts
Another way to combine weights with HIIT for unreal results

When it comes to lifting weights, it's all about the number of sets and reps you do, not to mention the weight used.

But sometimes when the results seem to have hit a plateau, you need to think outside the box and break away from the typical line of thinking when it comes to weight lifting. That's why I constantly mix things things up with unique program like HIIT 100's and Alternating Rest Pause. And another way to take weight training outside the box, as well as take the muscle burn to new levels is Tabata Interval Training.

What is Tabata Interval Training?

It's a method of interval training where you alternate 20 seconds of exercise with 10 seconds of rest done for eight cycles in this fashion. Ad this style of interval training is not just for cardio. it can be adapted to ANY exercise for any muscle group. And leave it to me to design a Tabata interval weight training program that is so effective, yet so brutal, that you'll thank me while you're hating me.

Due to the extremely short rest periods and seemingly constant reps with Tabata Weight Blast Program, it's another perfect way to melt off fat.

Yet despite the lighter weight that you'll use, it can also take your muscle growth to new heights. Doing very high reps with light weight for short periods can help you blow pass plateaus and add some serious lean muscle.

If you're wondering what's up with the name Tabata Intervals, or Tabatas as they are known, it has to do with the Japanese scientist who designed them – Dr. Izumi Tabata.

He was actually looking for a way to better train athletes. The story goes that he was analyzing the training of the Japanese speed skating team, in an effort to enhance their performance. What he discovered was that when he had athletes perform eight cycles of these 20-second intervals followed by 10 seconds of rest they increased both their aerobic (endurance) capacity and their anaerobic (quick power) capacity – the two things that speed skaters need. In other words, whether you're an endurance athlete like a cyclist, or a power athlete like a weightlifter, Tabata offers you benefits because it trains both the major metabolic pathways that provide you endurance and those that provide you explosive energy. That's why so many athletes have taken to doing Tabata Intervals.

But how can Tabatas help you?

After all, you are likely not a competitive athlete, but more of a bodybuilder interested in gaining lean muscle for aesthetic purposes, not to mention greater strength. Well Tabata has multiple benefits for you too. Since it enhances endurance, it boosts your body's ability to burn more fat. And since it enhances explosive energy, the kind you use in a typical set of bench presses, it can help you get more reps with a given weight, or use more weight to get a given number of reps. And that not only crosses over to more strength, but also more muscle growth, since...

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