Meaning of Tabata in English:


Pronunciation /təˈbatə/


mass noun trademark in UK
  • A form of high-intensity physical training in which very short periods of extremely demanding activity are alternated with shorter periods of rest, typically over a period of four minutes.

    ‘Tabata is about pushing your limits’
    • ‘Tabata intervals are easy to incorporate into your existing cardio plan’


1990s from the name of Izumi Tabata, the Japanese physiologist who developed the activity.