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Old 03-29-2007, 11:55 AM   #1
David Levine
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We need a timer to use doing tabatas. Specifically we need a timer that can be set to ring in 20 secs, then re-set to ring in 10 secs for the rest, then re-set to 20, etc. We're all too engaged to watch the clock.
Any idea where a timer like this can be found? Finding a timer that does minutes is easy. I haven't been able to find one that measures in seconds.
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Old 03-29-2007, 12:06 PM   #2
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My tabata method is to use my Ironman watch. Set the interval timer to 30 seconds. Let it cycle through once. At the end of the cycle, the alarm will sound for ten seconds. There is then 20 seconds of silence.

10 sec Alarm=rest
20 sec Silence=work

Or you can google the gymboss timer, there are many here who use it and love it.

Ideally you could go in two sessions. With the non-working group doing the timing and counting.
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Old 03-29-2007, 12:20 PM   #3
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Someone posted in the comments for the recent Tabata FGB workout some music files you can put on an iPod or computer. One had a rap music mix and one had no music, but they both had chimes in the 20/10 interval setup. Check that comment section if you're interested, you could hook up an ipod or computer to some speakers and do it that way. I think they both go 16 min, or 4 tabatas.
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Old 03-29-2007, 12:21 PM   #4
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Yeah, I second the iron man watch! I think that there is an in depth analysis in the archives by Larry or Eugene.

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Old 03-29-2007, 12:23 PM   #5
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I have 2 tabata mp3's and can post if you want.

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Old 03-29-2007, 12:56 PM   #6
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We use a ******* - it's great!

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Old 03-29-2007, 12:58 PM   #7
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Moving to Equipment . . .
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Old 03-29-2007, 06:20 PM   #8
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I second the gymboss.

They should build a stainless steel model as you have the tendency to want to smash it in the later rounds. I would have done so already if I only had the energy.
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Old 03-29-2007, 07:55 PM   #9
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Yeah, Timex Expedition watch set on 30 second timer, repeating. I work when it's quiet, rest while it beeps.
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Old 03-29-2007, 11:03 PM   #10
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I was looking at interval capable watches from Timex and Nike, but I couldn't hear the beep due to some high frequency hearing loss. Does the gymboss have a deeper/louder tone?
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