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Tabata Training Yes or No? You decide!

I came across an article while researching the effects of Tabata method of training ( brief high intensity interval training) on fat burning. Have a look and let us know your thoughts.

“Tabata Training was developed by Izumi Tabata (imagine that) at the National Institute of Fitness and Sports in Tokyo, Japan. They did a study on comparing the effects of moderate intensity endurance(aerobics) and high endurance intermittent training(tabata training intervals) on VO2 max and anerobic capacity.

To cut to the results of the study: the moderate intensity group training program produced a significant increase in VO2 max of about 10%, but had no effect on anaerobic capacity. The high intensity group improved their VO2 max by about 14% while anaerobic capacity improved by 28%.

We’ve been fed the “aerobic” lie for over 30 years. Even doctors have been fooled by this pervasive myth.

The truth is slow aerobic training is terribly inefficient when it comes to losing weight.

It all has to do with a 4-letter acronym: EPOC.

EPOC stands for Excess Post-Exercise Oxygen Consumption. It’s a scientific way of describing the calories you burn after you are done exercising.

With aerobic training, once you’re done, you no longer burn calories. That’s it. Done.

But with high intensity exercise (even as short as 4 minutes at a time) your body continues to burn calories for up to 2 days later.

That’s right – your body is still working hard burning that stubborn fat long after your workout is complete.”

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