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Tabata aka how to die

Half an hour, 350kcal burned, average heart rate 148bpm and max heart rate 182bpm. That’s Tabata for you. I can’t say it’s fun. But it’s efficient and it’s possible to push yourself to the limits. We had five moves:

  • Squat, then run couple of meters sideways, squat, run back. 
  • Jump from squat to plank and back (hands kept on floor all the time) / jump back alternating the side of the hands
  • Jump lunges
  • Stand on one leg, then “dive” to the floor to do a pushup and push back up (hands come about 50cm in front of the feet)
  • Hold a dumbbell in front of you with both hands, sumo squat and bring the dumbbell down, then jump up and bring the dumbbell above your head and legs together. Then back down to the sumo squat.

It’s only 30 minute class, but it feels that it never ends… I kept my promise and did some 45min of yoga. I can’t believe I’m so inflexible nowadays. It’s really annoying. But at least I know that I can change that by doing lots of yoga and stretching. Easier said than done 😀

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Tabata and skating

My skating team always has one hour before our ice in a kind of a dance room (mirrors on the other side of the room, windows looking out to ice rink on the other side) and on competing season we use the hour the go through the program. But as we are not competing this year, we use it for workouts. Mobility, strength and that kind of things.

Guess what we did today?

photoTabata! Eight sets of 20s action with 10s rests.

  • Hindu squats
  • Pushups
  • Jumping lunges
  • Mountain climbers
  • Crunches

Fairly effective, we are definitely doing this again. Maybe just skating full speed for 20s and then resting 10s?

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