Originally Posted by Shane Skowron
For aerobic endurance and muscular endurance.
You mean low levels of aerobic endurance. There is nothing special about Tabata intervals. If someone thinks there is, I would like to know what it is that is so special about them.
If you want aerobic endurance, you can run or do some other proven method of developing aerobic endurance.
If you want muscular endurance, you can do density training or some other muscular endurance methods.
If basic fitness or just losing weight is your goal, then intervals such as Tabata could be used, but I really don't like the form degradation that occurs. The Tabata research was done on a stationary bike (I believe). A machine allows for form degradation, but running, weight lifting, etc. are not so kind with form degradation at high intensities.