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    Tabatas

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    Hey folks

    I created a topic on 'max pyramid training' which was all good and well but I should have probably mentioned shete I am currently with my training and my reasons for a potential switch over.

    Does anyone here train using tabatas? I have spent this last training cycle using either one 8 round tabata (4 minutes of work) or two 8 round tabatas (8 minutes if work) every day. With the occasional extra rest day and have loved it. I try to roughly alternate a gym session using bodyweight or wright movements with a true tabata session carried out on the bike as in the original tabata study.

    I had considered a switch to max pyramid training b/c even though tabata is intend, I wanted to up intensity further and train less often. On reflection this may not he best for me at this time.

    So I was wondering what fun tabata workouts you had all done.

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    I dont know if this exactly fits the protocol but I did 25 yard bearcrawls...

    as you all would say: I was well and truely knackered...

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    I can't do the strict tabata protocol. Ten seconds is not nearly enough rest for me, and I'm about done after 4-6 sprints. I thought I might die the day I did the 15 cycles of 20/40. The goal was to hit a mile of sprinting during your total 5 minutes of running time. I made it, but the aftermath was pretty bad. That's gotta be the hardest workout I've ever done.

    I guess I might be able to do it on a bike, but I've never tried.

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    We do a tabata at the gym once a week. Last week it was 1) push-ups, mountain climbers; 2) Left reverse lunge, right reverse lunge; 3) plank jacks, bicycles and 4) squat, squat holds. For just 16 minutes of work, they sure are brutal. Of course, the are 20/10 for 8 rounds (each exercise 4 times) and a minute between each set.
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    I throw them in every now and then, today was 5 by 4 min rounds of this. Each round one exercise for the 4mins


    Tabatas doing 20 on 10 off for 4 mins with 1 min interval between each rounds,

    A1: Jump rope
    A2: Box jumps knee high
    A3: Goblet squats with 24kg bell
    A4: Bulgarian split squats, body weight only
    A5: Jump rope.

    A few weeks ago I set up a circuit of 8 stations and went round 4 times on the 20/10 split. It consisted of
    1: sledge hamer swings left
    2: sledge hamer swings right
    3: kb swings
    4: BW squats
    5: KB snatch right arm
    6: KB snatch left arm
    7: supported dips
    8: Jump rope
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    "Fun Tabata workouts"? I've never heard of such a thing.

    Actually I do Tabata workouts on a semi-regular basis, alternating with pushing a Prowler, but due to become more regular based on my periodization schedule. I basically just do the standard protocol, but using a Concept II rowing machine. I'm trying to get back to competitive canoe/kayak race shape so the rowing is a bit closer to the upper body focus I need. It's one heckuva workout.

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    I been doing tabata class twice a week for a few weeks now. Its always 6-8 stations. The 6-8 station bit is a bit different metabolic pathway and demand vs. the traditional 8 "sprints". Its cool to do both.

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    What you guys are doing are not tabatas but any stretch of the imagination.

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    Tabatas are aerobic ie full out sprints via running, cycling, versa climber. Olympic athletes can only manage 8 repeats or teh 20/10 seconds and some not even that if done properly.
    You can't swing a ketle bell fast enough, or squat fast enough to turn it in to a tabata.

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