Okay, so we had a rough one today….TABATA.
w/u: jump rope for 5 minutes
Four exercises – 20 seconds as hard as you can go, 10 second rest. Repeat 8 times.
- Suicide Planks (push up position–>elbows–>push up position again)
- Front squats
- 30 minute tempo run
- Ten minute cooldown
I did zumba (He means TABATA)
I hate doing exercises fast. I do very controlled reps. I’m the guy in the gym doing the leg press forever. 5 sets of 50. Form. Form. Form.
I’m the guy laughing at gym folks throwing around excessive amounts of weights with the most horrific, injury producing form.
‘Wow, real tough. Just look at all that weight. Too bad you couldn’t do exercise properly with half the amount.’
So doing zumba I never really got tired because I feel weird ‘pounding out’ as many reps as possible as fast as possible. I was just frenetically worrying about the clock.
However, this workout did help me out in learning not to fall into the false belief (instantiated during my IM training days) that a workout is a waste of time if I can’t block of at least 90 minutes for it.
I suddenly found myself at 11pm without my WOD done, so it was nice to just pound it out under the lamp light beside the barn.
Skipped the run. No time.
She says: Tabata ROCKS…. and DUH running is my favorite part!
Find some friends and get to the gym!
Soundtrack: “Porn Star Dancing” My Darkest Days.