Tabata Training

Tabata Training

The Science and History of HIIT

1st Edition - June 17, 2022

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  • Author: Izumi Tabata
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323913027

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Tabata Training: The Science and History of HIIT provides evidence and mechanism(s) that explain the beneficial effects Tabata training has on diseases like diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and colon cancer. The book also includes coverage of maximal oxygen uptake as an essential parameter of both sport and health-oriented fitness for researchers and exercisers. HIIT was first prepared for young adults, but nowadays, evidence has been accumulated to prescribe it to adult men and women. For kids, several papers have reported beneficial effects of Tabata training on normal and obese pupils of elementary to high school students as well as for physical education classes. Recent studies showed that not only improving sport performance, Tabata training contributes to good health outcomes in adults.

Key Features

  • Provides evidence accumulated in Dr. Tabata’s laboratory
  • Contains viewpoints of applied physiology to basic biology
  • Includes practical tips for the reader to apply Tabata training to their exercise routine


Exercise Scientists, Exercise Practitioner, Personal Trainer

Table of Contents

  • 1. Introduction
    2. Scientific Basis for the Superiority of the Tabata Training
    3. History of the Tabata Training
    4. Later Scientific Evidences
    5. Beneficial Effects of High-Intensity Exercises
    6. Cautions
    7. Evolution of the IE1 into Tabata Training
    8. Epilogue

Product details

  • No. of pages: 148
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2022
  • Published: June 17, 2022
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323913027

About the Author

Izumi Tabata

In 1983-1985, Dr. Tabata visited Oslo, Norway as a visiting scientist during his PhD course, and learned how to measure anaerobic energy release from late L Hermansen, PhD who first defined maximal oxygen deficit as measure of anaerobic capacity. He earned his PhD from University of Tokyo, Japan. As a post-doc, he studied under late John O. Holloszy, a legendary scientist at Washington University (St Louis, USA), where Dr. Tabata learned biochemical adaptations to exercise training in rats. In 1996, he first published a paper regarding Tabata training. Since then, he has been studying effects of exercise, especially high intensity intermittent training (HIIT) on sport performance and health using both human and experimental animals. Dr. Tabata has published 138 original papers including 125 papers written in English. He’s a member of Japan Academy of Science and was first dean of the faculty of Sport and Health Science at Ritsumeikan University for 6 years.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Graduate School of Sport and Health Science, Japan

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