Bieber Bodybuilds & Tabata Refresher

Justin Bieber is on the cover of Mens Health.

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I came across this via a great article by Marina Hyde in the Guardian.  A snippet

Happily, for sworn enemies of sarcasm in public life, there are the likes of Justin Bieber, whose comments on his current Men’s Health cover confirm that earnestness is always the best policy. “I love the fact that I got in shape the past two years,” enthuses Bieber, “and I’m finally getting recognition for it.
Ha, ha. In 10 photos of his new body, Biebers, legs are strangely missing. Or maybe there’s a reason for that. Could it be because there are only 3 lower body exercises out of the 18 exercises he does each week? Do yourself a favor and read Lou Schulers' article ‘The Justin Bieber Workout’ . There’s some really good training advice here but when it comes to Justins' current workout it's ‘leave it to Bieber’.

Tabata the Right Way.

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Ten years ago Professor Izumi Tabata found that four minutes of really intense training intervals can be just as effective as hours of moderate training and the ‘Tabata’ method of training was born. It easy to throw the word ‘Tabata’ around whenever we’re talking about a high intensity interval training. However, the method is based on some serious scientific research and prescribes pretty specific parameters.

  1. Warm up first to raise your heart rate.
  2. A Tabata workout is 4 minutes long. 20 seconds performing the chosen exercise with 10 seconds off.
  3. You do one exercise and repeat it 8 times. The original study used cycling but you can do squats, lunges, push ups whatever.
  4. On a scale of 1 to 10, the 20 seconds of training should be at an intensity of 11
You can find out more at tabata