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Tabata, a popular type of interval training, is named after Japanese professor Izumi Tabata who co-authored a 1996 study that found intense four-minute workouts done five days a week for six weeks improved your VO2 max (maximal oxygen consumption) and anaerobic energy supply system. Adaptations of Tabata allow for 20-60 minute workouts all of which have short, intense work periods followed by short rest periods. “Tabata training was made to improve performance, stamina and endurance in elite athletes,” says Leo Wright, certified Group Fitness and Boot Camp Instructor at New York Health & Racquet Club, and designer of this heart-pumping routine. “It also supports excess post exercise oxygen consumption so you’re continuously burning more calories after your workout.” Burn maximum calories in minimum time with this 30-minute bodyweight Tabata workout.