A lotta Tabata

2013-05-12 12.06.35

I was awake well before 6 am and the weather was overcast yet cool, I took Luke for a long walk. He’s the world’s best mascot. True story.

I coached the 9:45 session and attended the 11 session, coached by none other than Jeff!

24-Minute Tabata (1-minute rest between activities)
Choose 5 of the following activities:

  • Sit-ups
  • Pushups or muscle-ups
  • Sumo dead-lift high pulls (65/45)
  • Squats
  • Toes to bar or toes through rings
  • Plate press (45/25) Pushup
  • Back extensions
  • Burpees

Complete 4-minute Tabata (20 seconds of work and 10 seconds of rest) of each of the 5 chosen activities, recording reps after each interval. Score = total number of reps.

Rest 1 minute between activities. Nonetheless, quickly transition from one activity to the next.

The clock will continue to run an additional 5 minutes (including minute rest) for a total of 29 minutes for any athlete who would like to complete 6 activities.

This was tough, as I knew it was going to be. I was surprised, however, by the activities that presented the biggest challenge.s

I decided to focus on the core. Duh.

I began with GHD back extensions, for no other reason than to get them out of the way. As you can see from the below chart, things started off fine. I completed all rounds unbroken.

Ring dips, however, kinda sorta fell apart. Huh?

I used 65# for SDHP. As with most rounds, it started off feeling easy and got progressively much more difficult. Nonetheless, I remained consistent. Jeff reminded me to get my elbows high. I completed all rounds unbroken.

Toes through rings, an activity that I usually excel at, were pure sh!t. My forearms were aching.

Pushups went okay, although I certainly didn’t complete any round but the first unbroken.

While I did complete all rounds of Abmat sit-ups (there was no way in hell that I was going to end with GHD sit-ups), my abs ached. How can titanium ache? Strange.

The LivingSocial Boot Camp deal was finally announced yesterday, and over 40 folks have already purchased. I have a very good feeling about this!

Activity 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
GHD back extensions 14 12 13 14 12 14 13 15 107
Ring dips 15 12 9 7 6 6 6 6 67
SDHP 9 9 8 8 8 8 8 8 66
Toes through Rings 10 10 7 6 7 5 5 5 55
Pushups 15 12 11 10 9 9 8 9 83
Abmat sit-ups 12 11 12 11 11 11 11 12 91
469

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