Wednesday Workout: Tabata Method
I was introduced to the Tabata method during my first Cross Fit NYC workout. Dr. Izumi Tabata’s tests have found that you can only give 100% effort for a maximum of 20 seconds and when your body is forced to work at high intensities, your metabolism is raised and fat is burned. The Tabata method can be applied to any exercise. All you have to do is do as many reps as you can for 20 seconds and rest 10 seconds, eight times.
Keep track of how many reps you do in each cycle. In Tabata your score is the number of the lowest cycle. For example, if I do 9, 9, 8, 5, 5, 6, 4, and 1 squats, then my final score is 1.
YOUR GOAL– Aim to score the below:
Push Ups – 10
Squats – 11