Monday, September 9, 2013

Tabata: Is This Workout Worth the Pain?

Tabata, a long-established exercise regimen is gaining in popularity. Jake Wallis Simons went to try it. (The interval is actually 20 seconds with a 10 second rest between, not 40 seconds with 10 seconds rest as the article seems to imply.)
You’ve got to psyche yourself up,” says Richard Scrivener, 31, an implausibly muscular health, fitness and nutrition instructor at a gym in Islington, north London. “You’ve got to give it all you’ve got, push yourself, hammer it. When I fire up the music and we’re pumped up, and I’m screaming at you, the roof will lift off. There’ll be so much energy. You’ll see, it will be great.”

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