The Benefits of Tabata Training

Tabata training has a wide range of benefits for fitness and health that make it a great form of exercise.

Below we list the main benefits of Tabata Training and summarise why it’s so effective for improving health, fitness and personal wellbeing.

1 Fat Loss through Increased Metabolic Rate

Intense exercise raises our metabolic rate to about 15 times the basal metabolic rate, or BMR. The Tabata method puts short-lived but acute stress on the body. When these intense exercises occur on a regular basis, the body increases its BMR to handle the new demands put on it. Since the BMR is the amount of energy your body burns while at rest, any increase to this rate increases the fat that your body burns even when you are not exerting yourself


2       Muscle Tissue Retention


Dieting as a means to weight loss often causes loss of muscle tissue. The Tabata method of HIIT places stress on muscle tissue, which tells your body that more muscle tissue is needed. As a result, the ratio of your lean body mass to fat goes up, and by choosing exercises that maximize the muscle mass worked, muscle tissue is highly likely to increase.


3          Anaerobic and Aerobic Capacity Increase

The body’s aerobic capacity, also called its maximum oxygen uptake, is the greatest amount of oxygen it consumes when strenuously exercising. Anaerobic capacity is the maximum amount of energy that can be produced by the body in the absence of oxygen. This anaerobic energy is produced by burning carbohydrates when there is insufficient oxygen in the bloodstream to produce the required energy aerobically.

A study by Dr. Tabata showed that using his method five days a week for six weeks produced a 14 percent increase in the participants’ aerobic capacity and a 28 percent increase in their anaerobic capacity. This provides a decided increase in stamina.


4      Time Savings


The highly reduced and condensed durations of  Tabata workouts increases an individual’s willingness to work out regularly. It would be difficult to argue that you can’t fit in just 4 to minutes of Tabata Training a day, which is one key factor that makes Tabata Training such a motivating form of exercise to perform on a regular basis – no matter how busy you might be.


Bonus Tips:  You should always ensure that when you are searching for a reputable and capable personal trainer who can carry out Tabata Training classes for you, you use the right resources to check credentials, qualifications and specific experience etc.

We recommend visiting the  (Register of Fitness professionals) REPS website to check this information from a highly reliable source


Tabata Training is just one form of different exercise that we recommend here at Right Path Fitness, as we are always seeking innovative and forward-thinking ways of training that best meet the ever-changing needs of our clients.

For more ideas and inspiration on other forms of training that you could and should try, we recommend visiting and looking through their superb and highly detailed resource for all things fitness related.