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SERGEANTMAJOR Posts: 6,458
4/25/14 11:18 A

First comment, the Jill Coleman workouts are not true Tabata workouts they are HIIT or high intensity interval training. When Dr Tabata did his research he was working with world class cyclists who went to 170% of the maximum heart rate during the load period and few if any of use can match that level of demand.

While she classifies the workout I looked at as cardio it is in fact a bodyweight resistance workout done in a way to have a cardio benefit.It is an excellent combination of exercise movements which will benefit the one doing them however in my opinion more benefit can be obtained if two to three repeats with a rest between will provide more long term fitness benefits.


It is called WORK-ing out for a reason.

I said getting fit was simple, I did not say it was easy.

Cardio burns calories, strength work burns fat.

Eat well to lose weight, exercise to get fit

You can not build a six pack using twelve packs


Often when we seek a magic bullet for fitness we end up shooting ourselves in the foot.

"I think calories are little germs in food that all moms are afraid of" Dennis the Menace

AGENTMNA Posts: 1,607
4/24/14 4:24 P

I was recently introduced to Tabata Intervals and they are intense!!! But you feel accomplished when you are finished!!!

“The bad news is time flies. The good news is you're the pilot.”

NMNEWWMN Posts: 120
4/24/14 10:15 A

I really like the tabata training, it gets me going. I am trying to get in more walking, gonna try to get out before it gets to windy and walk for twenty minutes. emoticon

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4/23/14 10:46 P

Anyone doing tae bo or tabata intervals? I'm doing (to the best of my ability) the tae bo basics with Billy Blanks on YouTube and the Tabata Intervals with Jill Coleman on fitness tv on demand. Great way to increase the sweat and break up the walking routine.

ON A MISSION!!
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