Saturday, December 13, 2008

Tabata this and that

With horrible weather outside Donna rowed for another 7500m, she is well on her way to her 100km goal. Then she headed to Boston for a Nutrition Seminar tomorrow at CrossFit Boston.

I decided to do some Tabata intervals. What is that I hear some of you ask, so here from the CrossFit.com site is the official definition:

For twenty seconds do as many reps of the assigned exercise as you can - then rest 10 seconds.Repeat this seven more times for a total of 8 intervals, 4 minutes total exercise.The score is the least number of reps for any of the eight intervals.

This subtle form of torture was devised by Dr Tabata a Japanese exercise scientist.

I chose 4 different exercises for this session:
Rowing for Calories - Score: 7
AbMat Sit Ups - Score: 12
Kettlebell Power Swings 12kg KB - Score: 15
Push Up - Score: 10
It only lasted 16 minutes but man that was nasty.

I did some Turkish Get Ups and arm bar stretches as a warm up and cool down. Check out this video of Jeff Martone doing a TGU at the cert last weekend.
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