Tabata This Strategies

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Today’s Workout

“Tabata This”
20 seconds on, 10 seconds off for 8 rounds of each movement:
Row (for calories)
Pull Ups
Push Ups
Sit Ups
– 1 Min. Rest between each movement
– Score for each movement is lowest number of reps achieved in any 1 roundToday’s workout is Tabata This. It’s an infamous CrossFit workout and if you’ve never done it before, you’re in for a treat. There are two ways to approach Tabata intervals. One way is to simply ‘go for broke’ on each 20 second interval. This will lead to utter devastation by the end of your workout, and will not lead to your best score. The other way is to pace yourself. Here’s the problem with pacing… if you go out too slowly (only do 14 squats on the first round) and you are capable of more than that in later rounds, you’ll only score the number of reps you did on your worst round. So pacing requires a bit of experience to know how hard to go out on the first round.

Here’s a third method… one in which makes no attempt to maximize your score. Go out fairly easy on the first round (12 squats for example). Each round of the eight, try to get faster so that by the eighth round, you do more reps than you did on any previous round. While you’ll only score what you did on your lowest round (your first of each movement), you’ll get a really good idea of what your capacity is as you tire during the workout.

Please take a moment to share with us the strategy you plan on using… and what you predict your score will be for each movement. Here’s my prediction for me. Since I’ve been off for a month, I’m going to use the third method I described above. I may not even finish all eight rounds if I feel like it’s going to smoke me (5-7 will be plenty for most). Row – 10, Squat 15, Pull up – 6, Push up – 7, Sit up – 15.

CFLA boxes are POWERFUL… they appear to have taken out an entire class!



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