View Full Version : Tabata on DE day.
03-31-2006, 04:32 AM
Is the Tabata Protocol acceptable as speed work, infering of course I'm doing a weighted exercise. Ie:
Tabata front box squats (chains from time to time) intervals of;
Rest 20 sec
Rest 30 seconds
Rest 40 seconds
Its not likely I'll be able to get more than 15 reps in 20 seconds, unless I use a high as the sky box (No. Just no.).
Any thoughts on this?
03-31-2006, 06:37 AM
I thought it was 20 seconds on, 10 seconds off, repeat.
IMHO, it depends on what you are trying to accomplish. If you are after strength-endurance or just looking to mix it up, then go for it. But, I wouldn't qualify it as speed work.
03-31-2006, 06:44 AM
Well, after a first session of it - I agree. Exploding of the box feels alot more effective than simply going atf as fast as I can, but I can't say until I do it for at least a few weeks and compare my PRs.
03-31-2006, 06:52 AM
Tabata = 20 seconds work, 10 seconds rest.
I don't think this would qualify as speed work in terms of powerlifting. It's definitely HIIT and will probably destroy your quads if you've never done it before.
03-31-2006, 07:21 AM
Sensei and Anthony are correct. While I wouldn't necessarily outlaw Tabatta (20 sec on/10 off) for a powerlifter it isn't going to be much of a speed workout. Yes you're moving fast but you're not training your CNS to be explosive which is the point of the dynamic effort. Remember: DYNAMIC EFFORT, not SPEED DAY.
03-31-2006, 08:45 PM
Tony: Yeah, quads got burned :/
Bor: Completely forgot about the DE not being speed, heads up app. :)
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