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