One of the biggest myths going around (especially on youtube) is that the tabata workout is a 4 minute magical workout that banishes tons of ugly fat in just a few weeks.
There is no doubt about it, the tabata protocol (tabatas or tabata intervals as they are often called) is a killer way to burn fat but 4 minutes a few times a week is not enough.
The best way to use tabata intervals is to incorporate them into your existing cardio and/or fatloss workouts. Take one or two of your favorite strength exercises and do them tabata style. This alone will make a huge difference in how much fat you burn during your existing workouts. Get started with my Tabata Workouts Fatloss Plan
Tired of the same old cardio machine workout? Cut it in half and do the other half tabata style or better yet get off the machine and go for a 8-10 minute walk then finish up with 8-12 minutes of intense tabata intervals.
The whole 4 minute thing is just a ploy to get you to buy whatever people are selling. If you're serious about burning fat then don't believe the hype and get busy with tabata fatloss workouts that are part of a bigger workout plan.
Brand new tabata cardio workout coming tomorrow! In the mean time check out trainer Josh and his killer tabata workout which is part of a longer boot camp workout.
Get better results from your tabata workouts with the Gymboss Interval Timer. I too used my iphone, stopwatches, and other timers but nothing beats the ease of use of the Gymboss.