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Conditioning: "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.
Each exercise is scored by the weakest number of reps in each of the eight intervals. The score is the total of the scores from the four stations.
Some performance insights and a scoring example from Mark Twight of Gym Jones:
- High number of reps may be maintained for greater number of sets as fitness improves. Rep totals do not necessarily improve per set, but now I can do 6 sets of 7 pull-ups rather than doing 11, 8, 5, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, etc. which suggests that local area endurance and lactic acid tolerance improve with this protocol.
Scoring Example: A total score of 48 is determined by adding up the lowest number of reps in any set of each exercise:
8 pull ups
9 push ups
12 sit ups
This score is 48
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