Tabatas on Spin-Bike?
Anyone ever try Tabatas on a spin-bike? Any advice on technique and resistance? Do you think it's as effective as Tabata running sprints? Thanks for any feedback!
Tabata's were originally done on a bike.
Tabata sprints are an adaptation of the bike workout.
I do them when I'm at work and do sprints when I'm at home (24 hour shifts).
On the bike is actually a little harder.
2 minute warm up
8 Rounds of:
30 seconds sprint 100% effort
90 seconds 50% effort
2 minute cool down.
It's harder to me than the sprints are but I have MS and my legs hold me back sometimes when I'm stumbling near the end of a sprint. I'm able to put more effort into it with the bike because of this.
Thanks for this info. I'm going to try some modification of it tonight.
I agree that they are killer on the bike. When I was doing them last year, I cranked the resistance pretty high for the work intervals, but not so high that I was "climbing". I slowly lowered the resistance once or twice as my legs fatigued to the point that I had to start climbing and then actually did stand up at the end of the interval. It's definitely just as taxing if not more so than actual sprints.