After a few days of email and youtube tag I finally got together with my Crossfit Trainer and she ok’d my form on my squats so I could get going on my Tabata Squat assessment.
What are Tabata Squats?
More than 1 word?
It is 8 rounds of squats. Each round lasting 20 seconds, with 10 seconds of rest between each round.
The goal is to do as many squats as you can in the 20 seconds.
Only the number of your lowest round counts. Dang.
My first Tabata Squat workout:
It didn’t go as badly as I thought it would. I quite frankly thought my number would be 0 ~ as in I can not squat once at all in the last round. That was not the case however.
While only the lowest number counts I want to keep a record of how I’m doing so I can gauge my progress over time.
Round 1: 8
Round 2: 8
Round 3: 8
Round 4: 9
Round 5 8
Round 6: 8 (seriously feeling the burn)
Round 7: 7
Round 8: 8
So the number for my first Tabata Squats workout is 7.
If you want to see Tabata Squats for REAL. Go to Crossfit and watch this video: ” Tabata Squat Demo-3 Flying Ladies” Just scroll down toward the bottom of the page ~ they’re in alphabetical order.
At this point in my Crossfit training I am getting up to a base level so I can start doing the WOD (workout of the day). My trainer is sending me my workouts at this point and I’ll post what I’m doing here.
If you are more fit than I ~ and most people are lol…
You can go to CrossFit and look at the WOD there and just do it yourself.
I’m really looking forward to starting to do my workouts for time and getting in the game with everyone else.
On a side note:
Paleo eating is not as hard as I thought it was going to be. I have also given myself a little room to not be perfect, and not be 100% ALL the time. So I eat a little cheese on my eggs. I had a sugar cookie when Hanna and Ryan made them. I don’t want to completely deprive myself of the holiday festivities ~ and I figure if I do a little better today, than I did yesterday then I’m good to go.
I’ve found some great Paleo blogs and I’m having a great time finding new Paleo recipes and cooking new Paleo foods. Ryan is not quite so gung ho ~ but as long as I feed him some kind of non vegetable carb on the side he seems fine to go along with the game.
If you’re doing Crossfit I’d love to hear from you ~ I’d especially love to hear about when you first started ~ your experience, and progress.