Our brother Sweet Peas has been posting long enough and regularly enough that I was surprised when he recently asked what was a Tabata. Tabata training is a high intensity training method discovered by Japanese scientist Dr. Izumi Tabata and a team of researchers from the National Institute of Fitness and Sports in Tokyo. One group exercised moderately for an hour 5 days a week and another group exercised for 4mins 20secs 4 days a week. I picture moderate exercise to be like those in the gym who barely break a sweat. HIIT is going all out for 20secs and resting 10secs for 8 rounds. Their research revealed that high-intensity interval training has more impact on both the aerobic and anaerobic systems.
With that academic explanation of Tabata, we set out to give Sweet Peas the real life experience.
Michael Phelps, arm circles, windmill, good morning, Willy Mayes Hayes, imperial walkers, slow merkins, mountain climbers, slow squats,
Tabata #1 (2 rounds)
- Flutter Kicks
- Box Cutters
- Hello Dolly
300m Mosey with 3 stops of 10 burpees OYO each.
Mosey to to the law school.
Tabata #2 (2 rounds)
- Inverted Rows (AKA Chest to Bars)
Mosey to the pit in front of Fetzer
Tabata #3 (2 rounds)
- Box jumps
- Alt leg steps up
- Left leg squat
- Right leg squat
Mosey to the stairs on the side of the bookstore.
Tabata #4 (2 rounds)
- Mountain Climbers
Mosey back to the start.
Flutter Hold Flutter, American Hammers