05/08/2017 Barbell Tabata

Congrats to Mary and Cathy for their awesome achievements on their runs at the Avenue of the Giants, in Humboldt County, yesterday!! CFS is proud of you!


Bench Press



Tabata Barbell

deadlift (185/135#)

hang power clean (135/95#)

front squat (85/65#)

push press (65/45#)

rest 1 minute between movements.  Have your weights near your barbell for smooth quick transitions…

The History of Tabata
Tabata training was discovered by Japanese scientist Dr. Izumi Tabata and a team of researchers from the National Institute of Fitness and Sports in Tokyo.

Tabata and his team conducted research on two groups of athletes. The first group trained at a moderate intensity level while the second group trained at a high-intensity level. The moderate intensity group worked out five days a week for a total of six weeks; each workout lasted one hour. The high-intensity group worked out four days a week for six weeks; each workout lasted four minutes and 20 seconds (with 10 seconds of rest in between each set).

The results; Group 1 had increased their aerobic system (cardiovascular), but showed little or no results for their anaerobic system (muscle). Group 2 showed much more increase in their aerobic system than Group 1, and increased their anaerobic system by 28 percent.

In conclusion, high-intensity interval training has more impact on both the aerobic and anaerobic systems.  Much greater that the moderate intensity group! This is why we place importance on the short, intense workouts rather than the long grinders, each day.  

You push yourself as hard as you can for 20 seconds and rest for 10 seconds. This is one set. You’ll complete eight sets of each exercise.  Rest one minute, then move on to the next exercise.


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