TABATA "Tabata Training and It's Effect on Fat Loss"
A study was then done at Physical Activities Sciences Laboratory, Laval University, Quebec, Canada, and challenged the common belief among health professionals that low-intensity, long-duration exercise is the best program for fat loss. They compared the impact of moderate-intensity aerobic exercise and high-intensity aerobics on fat loss.
The bottom line was that the low intensity group burned more calories during their workouts almost twice as many.
But the high intensity group got 9 times more fat loss benefit for every calorie burned while exercising.
How did this happen? Compared to moderate-intensity endurance exercise, high- intensity intermittent exercise causes more calories and fat to be burned following the workout. They also said it may be that appetite is suppressed more following intense intervals.
The high intensity training raises the metabolic rate causing you to burn more calories after your training is long over with.
We've been fed the "aerobic" lie for over 30 years. Even doctors have been fooled by this pervasive myth.
The truth is slow aerobic training is terribly inefficient when it comes to losing weight.
It all has to do with a 4-letter acronym: EPOC.
EPOC stands for Excess Post-Exercise Oxygen Consumption. It's a scientific way of describing the calories you burn after you are done exercising.
With aerobic training, once you're done, you no longer burn calories. That's it. Done.
But with high intensity exercise (even as short as 4 minutes at a time) your body continues to burn calories for up to 2 days later.
That's right - your body is still working hard burning that stubborn fat long after your workout is complete.
This information was found on Squidoo.com, and OnFitness. This information also applies to the type of training we do. Crossfit provides Constantly Varied High Intensity work out every day.