Friday, August 16, 2013

Fit Friday

It was a rough week back at Crossfit for me with being out of town and having visitors these past two weeks.
My first WOD back was tabatas. Tabatas are fun {and fun to say! tabata tabata tabata.}, short and intense workouts. Like, 4 minutes short. That's it.

Tabata: 8 intervals of 20 seconds of work and 10 seconds of rest for a specified exercise or movement {eg. squats or kettle bell swings}. To "score" yourself in Crossfit you use the least amount of repetitions from the 8 intervals. Tabatas are great to use to determine progress, just like we discussed with the WOD "Fran" to use as a basis for progress.

Explanation of tabata and the research behind it.

An example of a tabata workout using squats. 
Do not feel inclined to watch the full 4min because I am sure you will get the picture within the first minute.
But, it is fun to watch how fast these women are!

Now you try!


Tabata of one of the following...

box jumps

Have fun!