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Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Tabata's and a new scoring method

Tabata:
Double Snatches w/ 24kgs
1 min rest
Clean and Jerk w/ 24kgs
1 min rest
Burpee
farmers walks 3 sets near failure

I was lucky enough to have a training partner today to keep score with (normally training partners last about 3 sessions with me), he had never done a tabata before and asked how to keep score.
I decided today that we would take your highest and lowest score and add them up.
I feel that when your lowest score is the only factor, people tend to dog it.

No intensity=no tabata.

Next time you tabata, give it your 100% effort, bust your ass on the first set, and then do the same for the next 7. Remember, your opponent will be doing the same thing.

2 comments:

Mike Pellicio said...

excellent idea on the scoring method. i am all too used to people pacing themselves in a tabata session. why do 25 push-ups on the first set if you end up with 5 on the 8th? well, this is why!

good thinking bud.

Jenn said...

Love your way to "score". So much better than taking the highest or lowest numbers only. Thanks!