Tabata Training: 4 minutes to a stellar body, guaranteed

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…”

Dr. Tabata himself

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)

Gymboss Interval and Tabata Timer

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  1. I’m going to hit this up soon Dai!

  2. Tabata of 12, I think 20 is a realistic goal in 90 days

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