New fitness trends point to high-impact techniques that report benefits in a short time. Among these options, the Tabata method, which aims to burn fat quickly, has recently gained popularity.
As a note from the Terra site says, it is a workout of Japanese origin that is made up of high-intensity exercises of short duration, interspersed by intervals.
The practice lasts only 4 minutes. It consists of 8 rounds of very simple exercises, divided by 20 seconds of work and 10 seconds of rest.
The sequence includes shoulder, back, arms, pectorals, abdomen, buttocks, and leg exercises.
What are the benefits of the practice?
The note on the Terra site lists the following virtues described on the Medac Foundation's website.
- Improves aerobic and anaerobic capacity.
- It helps to burn fat quickly. It is estimated that one session can reduce around 13.5 calories per minute.
The sequences of the Tabata method dynamic Photo: shutterstock.
- Increases muscle endurance.
- Improves strength and athletic performance.
- It decreases the risk of heart disease or suffering from stress and anxiety.
To get these results, the Terra site recommends doing the practice once to twice a week.
As fitness increases, the frequency can be increased up to four times a week. However, it is always important to take rest days so that the body can recover.
What are the contraindications?
A very important point is that before starting this practice it is important to perform a physical fit.
As a general rule, this technique is contraindicated in cases of heart or respiratory problems.
Before you start exercising, it's essential to get physically fit Photo: Shutterstock.
It is also essential to emphasize that this type of exercise can cause muscle and joint injuries.