Thursday, September 20, 2012

Tabata Training

There is a lot of confusion about Tabata training. Let me clear it up for you.

Tabata training is a strict protocol. 20 seconds at 170% VO2 max and 10 seconds recovery. That's the ONLY way to do it. Therefore, it's almost impossible to do (at the proper level) unless you are using a specialized treadmill that is set up for it. You can't do it on an elliptical machine or spin bike at your gym.

Some of today's fitness QnA from

Q: Which TT workout would you recommend for a couple who are switching from years of regular gym-style workouts to TT workouts for the first time? - Bob

Hi, and welcome. Get the main program (comes with lots of workouts, including the intermediate one that you'll start with) at Thank you.

Q: I'm going to be in Hawaii for 12 days next month, away from the gym What can I do so I don't lose ground on my fitness? - Scott

Bodyweight programs like this one

Q: I just did heavy lifting workouts, but this is not the feeling i want when training, i want a better challenge? - Olivier

If you want to train harder, you'll love my MRT workout here

Today's Kickbutt Mindset Tips:
"Set lofty goals. Proclaim them to the world. And take massive action on achieving the goals you set out to achieve. It's as simple as that. And even if you don't reach 100% of your goals, you've still failed forward and your life and business are in a better place because of it." – Bedros Keuilian

"I'm of the opinion that hardship shapes us. Coming from nothing served my family well. It also gave me the hunger to want it all, and the wisdom to know that none of it matters." - Gary Vaynerchuk, Crush It

Craig Ballantyne, CTT
Certified Turbulence Trainer

PS - "A man is rich in proportion to the number of things he can afford to let alone." – Henry Thoreau

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