The Numbers: 8/2/10

Posted: August 6, 2010 in Training
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Workout of the Day-

Tabata Something Else:

To explain this one, I’ll reference CrossFit when they post this classic workout on their website.  They go through it the best-

“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.  Post total reps from all 32 intervals to comments.” (www.crossfit.com)

Now most athletes, especially those new to CrossFit, can’t complete non-stop pull-ups for the majority of a 4-minute period.  I almost always have my athletes who can’t sub in jumping pull-ups.  May sound easy, or at least easier, but I assure you that you are taxing plenty of other muscles in the time that you’re moving, don’t worry!  This workout is no joke, yet most people underestimate it due to the fact that it’s comprised completely of body-weight movements.  However, by the third of fourth round of push-ups roll around, most people are gasping for air and shocked at how tired they are already.

Tonight was Dave DeHart’s first CrossFit class, and I was so glad he came down to give it a shot!  Dave just finished the entire P90X program, and I can tell you with complete honesty, it worked really well for him!  He lost a ton of weight, is noticeably more fit and active, and just seems happier with life in general.  I was so proud that he stuck to that program almost to a “T” for the full 90 days.  He kept telling me that once he completed it, then he would come down and give my gym a shot.  He is a man of his word, so thanks for coming down, Dave!

Athlete Results:

Jumping Pull-Ups- 21-21-21-21-18-18-18-18= 156

Push-Ups- 10-10-6-6-4-3-4-3= 46

Sit-Ups- 10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10= 80

Air Squats- 12-11-12-10-10-12-10-15= 92

Total Score: 374

Not bad at ALL, Dave!  Those last few sets of Air Squats were inspiring, too.  He pushed through a TON of pain to round out the workout with his highest round of that exercise.  So cool to see!!

Dave powering through one of the last sets of push-ups like a champ!

Now I just need to pressure him to come down and give the gym 30 days to see how he thinks it compares to his last routine.  See you next week, Dave?

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