Tabatta consists of doing a movement or exercise for 20 seconds vigorously, followed by 10 seconds of recovery. That circuit is repeated 8-10 times, which amounts to 4-5 minutes for the workout.
Armstead, (www.seanarmstead.com), says the Tabatta method is easy to fit in to a busy schedule and leads to life-enhancing weightloss, lean muscle and general fitness.
The only equipment used for this 3 day workout is a band. Each workout consists of 4 movements. 20 seconds of continuous exercise followed by 10 seconds off/rest. Then move on to the additional 3 exercises in the circuit. Complete 2 rounds which is a 4 minute circuit. As you improve your strength and abilities do a couple of additional rounds (8 minutes of high quality work).
Armstead is a co-owner of Phenomenal Fitness, located at 1450 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60605. phenomenalfitness.com