Well, I wish someone would have told me of this unexpected consequence!
What I’ve noticed after working out with the tabata protocol for the past couple weeks is I now have more energy than I’ve had since I was a little kid (and I’m 40 yrs. old now). I’m not joking. It’s actually pretty hard to deal with – I spend most of the day bouncing off the walls!
My wife and 13 yr. old daughter have also both been doing the Tabata Protocol, and they have noticed the same thing, so it seems to be a universal effect across ages and sexes. My daughter told me today that she can’t sit still in class now – she has to go out into the hall and run around during class breaks. Nothing shocking about a young teenager having youthful energy, but she was ALREADY hyper – now she is so full of energy she can’t sit still!
My wife wants to run around the house to let off some energy during the day. And I want to do something like lift weights or SOMETHING because I have too much energy. (I DON’T lift weights even though I want to because it would interfere with my recovery between my MIT workouts, which currently require 30 days between workouts – more on that in another post)
You may think I’m making this up…I assure you this is VERY MUCH real. Yeah – some problem to have!
So, if you find yourself low on energy and want to get your energy levels back to where they were when your age was in the single digits, start up with the Tabata Protocol – just don’t say I didn’t warn you! You may need to start taking barbituates to settle down…