Tabata training was discovered by Dr. Izumi Tabata and a team of researchers from the National Institute of Fitness and Sports in Tokyo.
Dr. Tabata discovered that this kind of interval training produces much better results than aerobic training. This included building as much muscular endurance as forty five minutes of normal cardio training.
• 20 seconds all out work
• 10 seconds Rest
• Repeated 4 times for a 30 minute HIIT session
• Total Tabata time = 4 minutes
• 2:1 work:rest ratio