Tabata Time

Tabata Something Else, probably CrossFit’s most popular spin on this interval training protocol was programmed earlier this year on January 5th.  We talk a lot about planning for a workout, because we generally perform better when we have a plan going in.  Tuesday’s workout is on the longer side for CrossFit.  If you were to run a road race of a similar duration, say 2 miles, would you go flying out of the gate at your 100m pace, only to be forced to alternate walking and trotting soon after?  Of course not.  You’d have a pace in mind, and maybe push hard at the end with whatever you have left in the tank.

Sometimes the best plan is no plan, just an all out sprint.  We usually know these workouts when we see them.  Maybe Tabata Something Else is that workout for you.  Maybe you can run 2 miles at or near your top speed too.  Whether planned out, or head down and plowing forward, the reps at the end of each exercise’s cycle should be hard fought.  Whatever your approach, this is about going to your limit and then going a little farther.

May 3, 2011
Overhead Squat 2-2-2-2-2-2

WOD: Tabata Something Else

Complete 32 intervals of 20 seconds of work followed by ten seconds of rest where the first 8 intervals are pull-ups, the second 8 are push-ups, the third 8 intervals are sit-ups, and finally, the last 8 intervals are squats. There is no rest between exercises.

Score is total reps from all 32 intervals.

9 thoughts on “Tabata Time”

  1. OHS: 32kg, PR

    WOD: 258 Rx, plus or minus for lack of ability to count.

    shout out to claire for absolutely having a beast of a day! nice work!

  2. OHS – 60kg. Not a PR. Just couldn’t get that balance down.
    WOD – 264 – purple band on the pull ups.

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