Tabata Protocol – Why Do We Do It?    August 16 2013

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“Tabata Something Else”

Complete 32 intervals of 20 seconds of work followed by ten seconds of rest where the first 8 intervals are pull-ups, the second 8 are push-ups, the third 8 intervals are sit-ups, and finally, the last 8 intervals are squats. There is no rest between exercises.

Post TOTAL REPS from all 32 intervals to comments.

Tabata Protocol - Why Do We Do It?

Ever wonder what’s up with the :20 seconds on/:10 seconds off protocol we follow for various workouts at the shop?

Learn why here!

The quick down and dirty?  This interval protocol has been shown to train the aerobic AND anaerobic pathways simultaneously!

Check out the full CrossFit Journal article to learn more (it’s only 2 pages).

Dr. Tabata and the Dumbbell

In 1996, Dr. Izumi Tabata published the results of a study demonstrating, with speed skaters, that the aerobic and anaerobic pathways could be trained simultaneously (Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise 28). This was a significant finding, as most authorities had regarded the two pathways—and training for them—as compartmentalized. Aerobic training was largely long slow distance (LSD) work, and anaerobic training was typically regarded as some hard-to-measure dark component left to the explosion sports. 
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