Tabata Timer for iPhone, iPod Touch, and Android Touch
Step 1 - Setup your Tabata workoutBy default, the timer is set for 8 cycles of training, with 20 seconds of intense activity followed by 10 seconds of rest for each cycle. If you are new to Tabata, we recommend beginning with just 2 cycles and performing a simple exercise such as running in place.
Don't forget to check with your doctor before beginning any new exercise program, including Tabata! Don't forget to loosen yourself up with some stretching or light exercise activities prior to engaging your Tabata routine.
Initial Workout Setup Screen
Step 2 - Begin your Tabata workoutWhen you are ready, press Start to begin your Tabata workout.
Preparing to workout
Step 3 - Kick it into gearWhen the screen turns GREEN, perform your desired exercise as hard and as fast as your body will allow. Continue this level of intensity until the screen turns RED, then rest up and catch your breath. Each screen change is preceded by audio cues that will overlay any music that you have playing and help you coordinate your training interval even if you can't or don't look at the screen.
Step 4 - Workout completedWhen the screen turns BLUE, your workout is OVER. Congratulations, you just finished your Tabata workout!
You can use almost any exercise for Tabata training. Popular exercises include jogging/running, push-ups, sit-ups, kick boxing, speed bag, and jumping rope.
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