Is Tabata Training Really Effective For BJJ Conditioning?

Tabata training is a method of training that is very popular lately. The basic notion is that you can get in perfect shape in just a few minutes. Tabata training is interval training with high intensity and very short duration. But does this protocol really work? And, even more importantly, is it any good for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu? Jiu-Jitsu is a very complex martial art that requires a long time to learn and even longer time to master. There are no shortcuts to learning the art, at least no feasible ones. Training, in general, is subject to this rule. There’s no way to get in shape really fast or learn grappling overnight. Becoming fit and healthy, and staying that way, requires work. In both the fitness industry and BJJ there are “methods” that claim to have the magic bullet. Is it really so or is it just … Continue reading Is Tabata Training Really Effective For BJJ Conditioning?