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Spectatrix
post Jun 3 2009, 09:46 AM
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While my strength is good, my cardiovascular fitness sucks ass, so I've been researching different cardio options to get in better shape. I ran across info on the Tabata Protocol and have done Tabata sprints on stationary bike 3x now. Absolutely brutal. It's supposed to be really great for fat loss and revs up your metabolism for 24+ hrs after the workout.

Anyone else tried Tabata? If so, what has your experience been?


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post Jun 3 2009, 10:11 AM
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Is it basically like interval sprinting? Intervals are definitely one of the best ways to burn fat. Supposedly much more efficient than just straight up steady paced cardio. I used to run intervals in college, would go to the track and sprint straightaways and walk the turns. Worked very well. Though I realized in my old age a month ago that my knees didn't take kindly to sprinting.
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post Jun 3 2009, 10:25 AM
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Tabatas are a type of interval training. 20 second sprint, 10 second rest. The lay-person can usually do 4-6 sprints, whereas athletes do 8+.


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post Jun 3 2009, 10:32 AM
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Any interval training like that is amazing (at least for me). I recommend it.

To be extra brutal, do 6 sets..... 20, 10, 20, 10, 30, 10 ....and repeat. twisted.gif

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post Jun 3 2009, 10:42 AM
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I'm doing 4 sprints right now, sandwiched between 3-5 minute warm-up and cool-down. My heart rate hit 208 the other day. shock.gif

But "only" 189 yesterday... laugh.gif

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post Jun 3 2009, 12:32 PM
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OMG keep it under 200 or...





















(just watched it for the first time the other day)
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post Jun 3 2009, 01:05 PM
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Haha, nice.


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post Jun 3 2009, 06:57 PM
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I think billy and I tried the Tabata once, that sucked.


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