TABATA WORKOUT

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    Mar 17, 2009 11:55 PM GMT
    So I just read in a fitness magazine about the TABATA workout...

    doing an exercise for 20 seconds then resting for 10 seconds, then doing it again for 20 seconds, for 8 sets.

    Anyone have any thoughts on TABATA?

    Article says it is an explosive workout for weight training and cardio
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    Mar 18, 2009 1:06 AM GMT
    yup.. done it, do it. It´s hard. Look both at both this thread

    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/446869/

    and this article

    http://www.realjock.com/article/1370/

    Enjoy.. or not ;)
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    Mar 18, 2009 1:12 AM GMT
    Listen - I did this and it f**ked me for a week.

    Be careful, if you are doing it as intensely as you possibly can, do it for one minute first time, then work up progressively.

    I did four minutes of jump squats at 40 secs on 20 secs off for four minutes and I almost couldn't walk.

    DON'T BE MACHO ABOUT IT.

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    Mar 18, 2009 1:16 AM GMT
    Lost_And_Found saidListen - I did this and it f**ked me for a week.

    Be careful, if you are doing it as intensely as you possibly can, do it for one minute first time, then work up progressively.

    I did four minutes of jump squats at 40 secs on 20 secs off for four minutes and I almost couldn't walk.

    DON'T BE MACHO ABOUT IT.

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    haha... yup.. it´d be wise to use the build up I put in the thread before you really do a proper tabata OR do the timings but don´t go anywhere near 100% for the "hard" part... more like 60%. ANd that will still hurt. Remember this stuff was developed with elite athletes...
  • nhnelson

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    Mar 18, 2009 3:48 AM GMT
    I'm a bit confused, myself, between the rj article and lostboy's description. In the tabata article, it says to do compound exercises and lostboy seems to be doing the tabata protocol with spinning/running? I'm unsure which is more effective.
  • TexanMan82

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    Mar 18, 2009 4:21 AM GMT
    I like doing these. I mix in A LOT of HIIT and Tabata. It's tough. I'm not going to lie. You WILL suck wind like no other. I've been doing this routine for a while now and I STILL hurt and dread them. But I still do it.

    I'm on a cut right now and trying to hold on to as much muscle as I can. I think I've actually gained some muscle during this cut.

    Tabata and HIIT are AWESOME.
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    Mar 18, 2009 7:39 AM GMT
    nhnelson saidI'm a bit confused, myself, between the rj article and lostboy's description. In the tabata article, it says to do compound exercises and lostboy seems to be doing the tabata protocol with spinning/running? I'm unsure which is more effective.


    The compound exercises are a new spin on it. Tabata is most commonly used with running/spinning/biking, whatever cardio activity you choose. It's a type of HIIT.

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    Mar 18, 2009 5:42 PM GMT
    nhnelson saidI'm a bit confused, myself, between the rj article and lostboy's description. In the tabata article, it says to do compound exercises and lostboy seems to be doing the tabata protocol with spinning/running? I'm unsure which is more effective.


    what the guy above said... also there is a movement called Crossfit which uses the tabata protocol with weights/exercises, in fact they have one workout which is called Tabata This which is

    Tabata Row
    Tabata Squat
    Tabata Pullup
    Tabata Pushup
    Tabata Sit-up

    (BTW I am not advising anyone to do this)

    see

    http://www.crossfit.com/cf-info/faq.html

    This is, as far as I know, an adaptation of the original which was a form of HIIT. I have not tried the version with exercises, and the idea of doing 5 in a row is simply impossible to me: obviously you are not going to be working so hard if you have to do 5 of them (anyone who has done one will understand that)
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    Mar 18, 2009 10:20 PM GMT
    I've done it with squat jumps and on an exercise bike. It was much easier on an exercise bike.

    That could be a good thing though...