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Old 03-16-2006, 05:07 PM   #1
Dave Clarke
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Last night I thought I'd try some tabata DB thrusters. I used 20lb dumbells, and got a score of 7, total reps 61.

By the end of the last interval I was stuffed. Collapsed in a pool of sweat, lungs heaving, shoulders and legs burning. No more than 15 minutes later, my breathing was back to normal, as far as I could tell, and my heart rate wasn't all that elevated. My shoulders and legs still burned though.

Should I have gone for a lighter weight to get more reps done for a higher aerobic demand? Am I cheating myself on tabatas somehow? Can my metabolism be elevated without a significant increase in breathing/heart rate?

Cheers,

Dave in oz
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