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It's not surprising that Tabata training continues to gain popularity among gym goers everywhere. When performed correctly, this 4-minute fat-burning workout results in more fitness gains than spending more than four times as long (20 minutes) on the treadmill, says Michele Olson, Ph.D., professor of exercise science at University of Alabama Montgomery.
The original Tabata protocol consists of 20 seconds of absolute maximum effort followed by 10 seconds of rest, repeated eight times total. Studies show this style of training can burn up to 15 calories a minute, making it one seriously effective way to shed pounds and increase your fitness level. If you haven't tried it yet, give one of these 10 Tabata routines a try!
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