Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Tuesday - WOD 40 - Fat Tuesday

Many of us are preparing for the Lenten Season.
This is a period of penance and prayer.
A time to reflect on our faith and our spiritual journey.

For many, this journey includes a unity of mind, spirit, and body. 

It is a very true belief that what the mind and spirit do, the body will follow. That equation can also be changed around to "what the body does, the mind and spirit will follow"

Therefore, I say that if you stay dedicated to your fitness goals, you will in turn feel more confident to change your mind and spirit.

Stay focused and you will make the changes you are looking for.

As for today "Fat Tuesday" (mardi Gras) is a day to indulge in things that tend to slow us down spiritually and physically. For many it is bad food, bad drinks, bad habits.

So we will hit the WOD hard today to prepare for this Fun day.


The Tabata Protocol: Supra-Aerobic Cardio

Never heard of the Tabata Protocol? Created by Izumi Tabata, the Tabata Protocol is simply the best supra-aerobic cardio workout every discovered.

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

"Fat burn is greater when exercise intensity is high." - Metabolism

With only 8 minutes (give or take) every 3 days, you can turn your body into a fat-burning super-engine.

Tabata is broken up into 8 rounds, or 4 minutes total

Each round is 20 seconds of intense work, followed by 10 seconds of rest.

Warm up
Standard Warm up

Back squat
15 min to find a Heavy set

Work out: Tabata tuesday
Tabata 1
Tabata Sit ups/plank

Tabata 2
Ground to bar touches/knees to elbows

Tabata 3
Air squats/mountain climbers

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