Wednesday, April 7, 2010

“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.

Post total reps from all 32 intervals to responses.

Pull ups: 10, 6, 6, 6, 5, 5, 4, 4 = 46
Push ups: 9, 7, 8, 7, 7, 6, 7, 6 = 57
Sit ups: 14, 13, 12, 10, 9, 9, 9, 10 = 86
Squats: 17, 16, 15, 15, 15, 15, 13, 15 = 121

Total as Rx'd: 310
(Compare to 12/7/09 total of 248)

Another good workout this morning! It seems like a lot of people don't like Tabata, but I don't mind it, really. I mean, anything with built-in rest cycles? What's not to like? *grin*

Today 'prescribed' was with unanchored sit ups, and I did ok on those. Probably could have done a little better on my push ups - they are a weak point with me. My squats have gotten a lot better lately. I'm learning to push through the burning sensation...still, I know I can be faster and get more reps. Next time!

Strength component today was Shoulder Press:
5 @ 55
3 @ 65
2 @ 70

5 @ 75
failed at 3 on the second set of 5 - again!
I have been stuck at 75 for weeks. What to do??


  1. Why were unanchored sit-ups prescribed? The HQ main site has videos of elite guys doing sit-ups anchored.

    I love Tabata Something Else - it's one of my favourites.

  2. They were prescribed just to keep things varied. That's one of the things I love about our coach. We never get bored with the "same old same old".

  3. what do you do to push past the shoulder press barrier??? WORK OUT WITH ME SO I CAN SCREAM AT YOU! jkjk <3 you're awesome!

  4. Great PR on this WOD! Your squat and pushups number are practically identical to mine, which makes me smile. :)

    Shoulder press... how is your setup? Are your feet under your hips (I see a lot of people w/ feed too wide) and your grip just outside your shoulders? Also, when you are starting, are your elbows just slightly in front of the bar? This is very important. Keep those elbows forward, rather than sticking them out to the sides ("chicken winging") -- this will allow you to use that powerful muscle at the top of the shoulder.

    Also, before you start your set, deep breath and lock down the abs.

    Keep us posted!