No, It’s Not Ciabatta.

Today's Workout

"Tabata Something Else"

8 rounds of work (20 seconds on/10 seconds off) consecutively (no rest between exercises)

Pull-ups
Push-ups
Sit-ups
Squats

The score is the sum of the lowest number of reps completed for each exercise.

Top Performances: Ted 49, Larisa 30

Alex in the rain

"The rate of increase in V02max is one of the highest ever reported." – Izumi Tabata, Japan

The Tabata Interval Training Protocol was created by Izumi Tabata when he was working with endurance athletes using Supra-Aerobic training. Essentially he wanted to force athletes to work hard enough so that they had to utilize their anaerobic energy pathways. Anaerobic metabolism utilizes glucose alone (without oxygen) to replenish ATP, which is a high energy chemical used for energy throughout the body. Anaerobic metabolism is not the body's default energy source because it is less efficient than aerobic metabolism, but anaerobic energy production has a much faster turnover and is thus useful when the capacity of the aerobic pathway has been exceeded. Intense exercise of the anaerobic nature will simultaneously create an "oxygen debt" that must be paid back after the workout is over training the aerobic metabolism as well. Training aerobically alone will not benefit the anaerobic metabolism in the same way. For this reason short, intense training is not only less time consuming, but also a more metabolically effective way to work out.