IT IS THAT TIME AGAIN! A RECAP OF MY FAVORITE WORKOUT!
It seems that I have made Tabata a habit.. not just a habit.. it's kind of a love affair.
I keep going back to see what we're doing! And it makes me just.. SO STINKING EXCITED.
All levels of Fitness Geek go to this class, and I love how we all inspire each other to keep going!
Once again Tabta is a HIIT class (High Intensity Interval Training). Participants go through 7 different stations, 2 exercises per station. Each exercise is 20 seconds long, with 10 second breaks. Each station gets 4 repetitions of the 2 exercises. It's about 4 minutes for each station, and then you get a 2 minute break between stations.
STATION 1: ROPES
Jumping Jack Press
With the ropes today, I just kind of did them... it wasn't like, any amp up.. It was just, get it done... Push hard... Just do it... Maybe I was tired, maybe I was sore... I did it, I wasn't a wimp about it.. I pushed and dug deep.
STATION 2: PARTNERS
Now this was a partnered exercise. The person holding the normal plank was also holding a punching bag in front of them, this was for their pair, who would be doing the plank punches. This was a lot of fun.. but, oh did you feel it after a while.
STATION 3: ENDURANCE
Up, UP & Down, down Planks
Like you were going down a ski slope.. but on your hands. Not my favorite thing.. my shirt kept slipping up... But, it did make me sweat... and it did make the Up, UP & Down down planks all the more grueling.
STATION 4: BURNING AWESOME SAUCE
I really don't need to explain this. The title of the station says it all.. Lunges and Squats.. BURN BURN BURN BURN BURN. And I bet Day 4 of the Ab & Squat challenge is going to feel AWESOME.
STATION 5: THE BAR
Pull up progression
Usually when I do the pull up progression, I am on an elevated bench, so I can get above the bar easier.. but today.. no bench.. I am all the more closer to an actual pull up.. Just got to commit and DO it. Push up Jacks were interesting, and a total endurance, mind over matter thing... They burn.. but I'm sure they work... ;)
STATION 6: CONTINUOUS DEATH - WE HATE JOHN
Zig Zag Jump
Slip & Jab Walk
Side to Side jumping, over benches to the end of the room, and on the way back, don't stop because we are going to Slip & Jab walk all the way back.. And keep going because this is the continuous death station... and keep going until everyone else is done with their station. Grrrr... Feel the burn!!!
STATION 7: BENCH
Bulgarian T Lunge
Lunges are hard for me when I am on level ground.. Bulgarians are murder, but, they work.. and the better I get at them.. the more fantasmic my legs/ass will look. Just had to do them. For extra "fun" (read: torture), we had to hold dumbbells in our hands and extend are arms into a T-shape. FUN? Right? Then using the same bench, we did cross over lunges.. because One type of lunge isn't enough for a station... HA!
And that was the workout. I really feel strong this week. Between the cycling class, full body insanity circuit, and Tabata today... paired with my runs... I feel really good this week.. Even if the scale doesn't agree with me. So.. (forgive the crass) FUCK YOU SCALE. I'm keeping it real.. and this is what I'm supposed to feel like. So stick your # where the sun doesn't shine.
How about you?
Did you do anything Active this morning?
What's on your exercise agenda today?
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