Tabata entails high-intensity interval training. Originally, it was designed to condition speed skaters in a variety of manners, incorporating exercises stemming from bodyweight movements to rapid sprints. These movements are typically performed at maximal intensity for twenty seconds with a ten second rest period between each set eight times (totalling four minutes). The idea behind it is to execute these four minute workouts several times a day at your convenience, which is ideal for a lot of people these days.