The Fundamentals of Tabata Training
XTERRA Connect returns to Auckland, New Zealand for a Facebook LIVE workout focused on the fundamentals of Tabata training with XTERRA Coach Ben Eitelberg.
“The well-known Tabata workout was first used by the Japanese Olympic Speed Skating team in 1996 as specific high intensity interval training (HIIT) sessions,” explained Eitelberg. “Since then, the workout has been adapted and used successfully across a multitude of sports.”
The Tabata form of training is a type of HIIT that’s more specific in its interval timing, has shorter recovery periods and is generally undertaken at a higher intensity. It’s been shown to improve both anaerobic and aerobic energy systems, which are important for both triathletes and trail runners.
“This session will provide you with the basics to plan and safely complete a Tabata workout, so you can maximize the benefits of strength training in a very time-efficient manner,” said Eitelberg, who has been practicing the art of balancing an athletic life with a corporate career for more than 20 years.
During the workout Eitelberg will demonstrate and explain the fundamentals of Tabata training and the correct form required for a handful of key exercises.
Connect with Ben and find other XTERRA certified coaches in your region at xterraplanet.com/coaches, and be sure to tune-in to Ben’s podcast, “Off-Road Tri Talk,” to listen in on some great conversations with XTERRA stars from around the Asia-Pacific region.