Woke up at 4 am today – was at my desk by 5, and at 6 am we began our workout in the garage. I had a really important meeting at 10 am, and with no ‘down-time’ over the weekend, I was feeling very overwhelmed and I was in a really bad mood. This workout helped…


Today we did a little Tabata (I keep calling it Tamagachi):

Tabata is the name of a Japanese researcher who discovered an interesting way to increase both anaerobic and aerobic pathways at the same time. It’s one of those strange training programs that seems to fit across disciplines: it’s excellent for bicyclists, speed skaters, Olympic lifters, or the person looking to lose fat quickly.

This training method is so simple, yet so incredibly difficult, that athletes tend to try it once, acknowledge its greatness, and then vow to never speak its name again. What is it? It’s simple: take one exercise and perform it in the following manner:

  1. For twenty seconds, do as many repetitions as possible.
  2. Rest for ten seconds
  3. Repeat seven more times!

We did Tabata Squats and Tabata situps

Meat and potatoes –  3 rounds no rest:

Meat:

  • 5 Burpees
  • 15 Goblet Squats – 15 lb dumbells
  • 10 Thrusters – 15 lb dumbells

Potatoes:

  • 20 Reverse lunges with 12 Db overhead
  • 10/10 DB swings – 15 lb dumbells
  • 30 boxer jumping jacks