Ever wonder where your most beloved interval training came from? I found this on tabatatraining.com:

“Tabata was founded by a Japanese scientist named Izumi Tabata and fellow colleagues at a department of physiology in Japan. Izumi and his fellow scientists decided to conduct a study to compare moderate intensity training with high intensity training.

He conducted the tests on 2 groups of athletes; 1 of the groups used the moderate intensity interval training and the other using high intensity interval training.

In group one; the athletes were training in moderate intensity workouts (70% intensity) for five days a week for a total of six weeks with each training session lasting an hour.

Group two trained in the high intensity workouts for 4 days a week for a total of 6 weeks with each session lasting 4 minutes, at 20 seconds of intense training (170% intensity) and 10 seconds of rest.”

Prof. Tabata.  Doesn’t he look so happy?  Do you feel this happy when you are doing a tabata workout?  What is your favorite and least favorite exercises to do as a tabata workout.

Wednesday’s WOD:


Hang Power Snatch: work on technique, 5×2 at about 50-60% of what your best.


3 Rounds

25 Thrusters (40/25kg)

25 KB Swings  (53/35lbs)

100 Double Unders

*Scale the weight as needed.  New members, reduce reps to 15 for thrusters and kb swings.


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Stewie · February 25, 2014 at 9:55 pm

Great WOD…with some pullups it would be the ULTIMATE. Favorite Tabata: push-ups because I hit failure so fast. Worst Tabata: Hollow holds because they make me cry.

JCM · February 26, 2014 at 10:08 am

Where has Elizabeth been?

Andriana lam · February 26, 2014 at 3:00 pm

I loved yesterday’s workout! It was awesome. I think my least fav tabata was wall balls -a few weeks ago I think? Killer!

Jolly · February 26, 2014 at 9:39 pm

Today’s WOD was brutal

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