4 minutes to a stellar body. Don't believe me? Try incorporating tabatas into your workouts.
What is Tabata Training?
Below is an exert from the FitnessGoGoGo site. It explains Tabata training as:
“Tabatas are named after Izumi Tabata, phd. a former researcher at Japan's National Institute of Fitness and Sports in Kanoya. It is an interval routine that was developed by the coach of the Japanese speed- skating team to give his team an edge in competition. A Tabata protocol is a very high intensity anaerobic interval program that involved eight rounds of 20 second work periods at 170% of your VO2 max with a negative recovery period of 10 seconds…”
My workout today consisted of mixing up 5 exercises and executing each of them a la Tabata!
Good times… for a reference and more details on how to incorporate tabata training, check out my blog post: Tabata Squats, so think you are tough do you?
WOD (Workout of the Day): “Tabata a la Moose“
Instructions, complete each of these exercises tabata-style and record lowest rep-round as your score. Note, for the rowing machine add up your total calories burned through the 8 working sets.
- Tabata Push-ups (10)
- Tabata Sit-ups (12)
- Tabata Squats (20)
- Tabata Static Pull-ups (6)
- Tabata Row (55 calories)
My total score was 103. I marked my numbers above in RED.
Give it a rip and post scores to comments.
BTW: Need a good Tabata Timer?
Check out the Gymboss timer here. (note, this is a referral link)