This Japanese fitness routine will get you summer ready
Try the Tabata regimen
For everyone who can't believe that it is almost June and almost beach season, this may just be the perfect regimen to jump-start your way into a healthy and happy summer. Tokyo’s National Institute of Fitness and Sports developed the Tabata regimen and promises it is one of the most efficient and effective ways to workout.
The key to the Tabata regimen is to give your maximum effort in small and frequent intervals. Choosing exercises that increase your heart rate such as mountain climbers and burpees, rather than stagnant ones like planks or bicep curls, will utilize your fitness time efficiently. Perform each exercise as hard as you can for 20 seconds and then rest for 10. Do this regimen for four minutes per day, every day of the week.
American researchers have found that while doing the Tabata regimen, you have the ability to burn 13.5 calories per minute and the "afterburn" effects will nearly double your metabolism, according to an exercise science professor at Auburn Montgomery University.
If you can dedicate some time to the Tabata regimen, you may be blown away by the results!
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