"I always turn to the sports page first. They record people's accomplishments; the front page, nothing but man's failure."

- Earl Warren, former Chief Justice, U.S. Supreme Court



Here's more on the "Tabata Interval." Applying it to the squat and other exercises is a CrossFit original.

http://www.pponline.co.uk/encyc/0145.htm#

The argument posited here for adapting a variety of interval strategies jives perfectly with the CrossFit Model.


Workout of the Day


Today:

"Tabata Interval" Squat (Squat for 20 seconds, rest for ten, repeat for total of 8 efforts in 4 minutes)

Rest 4 minutes

20 Pull-ups (assisted if needed), followed immediately by 20 reps Bench press

Rest 3 minutes

15 Pull-ups, followed immediately by 15 reps Bench press

Rest 2 minutes

10 Pull-ups, followed immediately by 10 reps Bench press

Rest 1 minute

"Tabata Interval" Squat (Squat for 20 seconds, rest for ten, repeat for total of 8 efforts in 4 minutes)

Take note of the weakest number of squats in each of the 16 intervals.

Use the least amount of assistance possible to complete the pull-ups and use max load on bench press.

This entire workout takes just over twenty minutes. Take note of the devastation. Ask yourself what it is that your friends are doing in the gym for hours at a time.


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