Work Tabata method into a CP routine?

Discussion in 'Fitness & Nutrition' started by sprite, Mar 2, 2005.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. sprite

    sprite Active Member

    Joined:
    May 20, 2003
    Messages:
    2,967
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    MI, USA
    Have any of you guys ever tried incorporating any Tabata method stuff into a CP routine? I think I'd like to give it a try.

    I was thinking of working them in every-other DE day. Where I'd do my primary movements, then replace the supplemental & accessory movements that I'd normally do with Tabata method front or overhead squats on DE squat day, and maybe push presses or split jerks on DE bench day.

    Any opinions?
     
  2. Perkwunos

    Perkwunos Dog Bones OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2004
    Messages:
    10,625
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Abu Dhabi, UAE
    what is tabata?
     
  3. sprite

    sprite Active Member

    Joined:
    May 20, 2003
    Messages:
    2,967
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    MI, USA
    Pick an exercise & weight. Do as many reps as you can do in 20 seconds. Rest 10 seconds. Repeat 7 more times.
     
  4. Perkwunos

    Perkwunos Dog Bones OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2004
    Messages:
    10,625
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Abu Dhabi, UAE
    i dunno, does nto seem like something that would work, why are u doing this?
     
  5. sprite

    sprite Active Member

    Joined:
    May 20, 2003
    Messages:
    2,967
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    MI, USA
    Basically, its HIIT with weights. It increases aerobic & anaerobic capacity, and is supposed to be a great fat burner. I'm trying to lean out, so that is the goal it works towards. I guess its worth saying that even though I follow a CP routine, I'm not purely interested in "powerlifting" per se, so I already incorporate a few exercises that don't fit in with a normal CP template, and not everything I do is strictly oriented at increasing my numbers in squat, bench, & dead.

    This is the article that really got me thinking about it. I like & agree with most of Dan John's ideas, but his routines are usually more focused on oly lifting and athletic performance, not so much pure strength development from a powerlifting aspect.

    The Tabata Method

    I've tried to find some more research on it, but pretty much all I come up with is a bunch of articles like the above... which can by synopsized with "it's an ass kicker, it will improve your conditioning, it will help burn fat."
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page