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!

WOD:

Tabata of one of the following...

squats
push-ups
pull-ups
box jumps
burpees

Have fun!