The Tabata Method
There are many variations on Tabata method training, but the original style as it applies to gym training would be choosing a movement and performing it explosively for 20 seconds straight. This is followed by 10 seconds of complete rest. Repeat this 8 times in a row — the clock should stop at 3 minutes, 50 seconds.
Choose big, calisthenic movements as your go-tos here: bodyweight squats, push-ups, stationary lunges, inverted rows, and burpees are all good examples. If you decide to do a loaded exercise (like an overhead DB press, DB bent-over row, or even a leg press), make sure the load is extremely light. You’ll be feeling it by your third set. Make a Tabata workout that’s six or seven exercises long, and you’ll have a 30-minute conditioning workout that kicks you in the pants.Back to top