Tabata High Intensity Interval Training

February 20th, 2015 | Posted by Deborah in Cool Tips - (Comments Off on Tabata High Intensity Interval Training)

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Here at Cool-it Caddy we are sold on Tabata.  A great work out where you will burn calories all day.  We always take a Cool-it Caddy ‘freeze and go’ bag along to the gym that is packed with healthy snacks to get fueled after your work out!
Here is some Tabata info from Skinny Ms.


Some say that anything worthwhile takes time and doesn’t come easily. We’re here to prove that old saying wrong. The number 4 is going to be your key to success with this quick fitness calendar and complementary playlist. 4 weeks. 4-minute workouts. 4-minute songs. We’ve created the perfect workout calendar for you.

If you’re not familiar with Tabata routines, you’ve been missing out on the best 4 minutes of your life. Tabata is a variation of High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT). HIIT routines are high energy workouts that help burn fat in a shorter amount of time by boosting your metabolism, increasing your lean muscle strength, cardiovascular system, and lung capacity. Tabata was discovered by Japanese scientist Dr. Izumi Tabata and his team of researchers at the National Institute of Fitness and Sports in Tokyo. While comparing two groups, one group worked for five days a week for an hour, at moderate pace and another group worked 4 days a week for 4 minutes and 20 seconds at a high intensity pace. The end result showed that the second group increased both their cardio and muscular system. Thus Tabata was born.

Tabata routines work as follows: 20 seconds of work, 10 seconds of rest. This equals one 30 second round. Depending on how many rounds you have, your end goal becomes 4 minutes total of 8, 30 second rounds. You can do 8 different exercises, 4, or 2, it’s your call. The more diversity in the workout, the more challenging it is, the more muscle groups you target and the better your results will be. This calendar is here to give you these results. 4 weeks of various Tabata routines with the perfect 4-minute song to go with each workout. The songs are high energy and upbeat. When the song ends, your workout ends. 4 minutes listening to amazing music, 4 minutes working out, and most importantly, forever creating lifelong results for your body. You can’t beat that.

Review exercises ahead of time so you know what to expect from your workout. Some workouts have multiple videos, so make sure you only follow the video assigned for that specific day. Work hard from beginning to end, enjoy your rest days, and remember that good things can come at a fast pace.

Take Along Healthy Snacks In A Cool-it Caddy. Pack your healthy eats in an Icepops snack pack bag by Cool-it Caddy.  A great and easy way to take along your snacks for the day while out and about.

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Have You Tried a Tabata Workout?

October 21st, 2014 | Posted by Deborah in Cool Tips - (Comments Off on Have You Tried a Tabata Workout?)

The 4 Minute Workout – Is Tabata Training the Ultimate Fat Burner?

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Tabata training is nothing new, but talk to any personal trainer, fitness head, or blogger, and it’s clear this training method is experiencing something of a resurgence in popularity.  It comes as no surprise – recent coverage on major media sources like CNN and Fox News have detailed recent studies demonstrating the powerful effects of Tabata training.  One such study out of Auburn University, led by Exercise Science professor Michele Olson, showed Tabata training can be as effective as five times as much standard cardio exercise, as measured by calories burned.  What this means is, your eight minutes of Tabata training will Tabataburn the same number of calories as that 40 minute jog on the treadmill!

Surprisingly, this Auburn study was the first time anyone looked to see exactly how many calories Tabata training burned, as well as what kind of metabolic increase it generated. Olson found that intense Tabata training can burn up to 13.5 calories per minute, making it one of the very best forms of exercise for those wanting fast, yet consistent, fat loss.  Not only that, Olson found Tabata training increased metabolic rate (number of calories you burn) for 30 minutes post-exercise.  This means even when you’re back in your office after that lunch break workout, your body is continuing to burn calories like you’re still working out.

So what does this mean for you?  This means if you’re trying to lose some LB’s, tighten up, and/or increase your endurance, Tabata training is exactly what the doctor ordered.  Additionally, if you’re one of those people short on time (isn’t this nearly everybody?), Tabata training is a fantastic way to minimize your time spent working out, while maximizing the benefits of your training.

Healthy Snacking

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Don’t forget your Cool-it Caddy ‘freeze and go’ cooler bag to take along your protein and healthy snacks to feed your body after your intense Tabata workout!  A great way to keep your healthy snacks cool and fresh (and keep the chocolate in the snack mix from melting) is to use a “freeze and go” Icepops by Cool-it Caddy.  Icepops is a personal cooler that you just pop into your freezer until frozen then fill with your healthy snacks and off you go…..to Tabata, the golf course, tennis courts, hiking or to the board room where you want to be on top of your game with a brain that is well fueled.   Cool-it Caddy

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