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Old 07-10-2005, 07:08 PM   #4
Hone Watson
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One critical aspect of the tabata protocol that is often overlooked is the importance of gradual increased intensity.

In the original experiments it was not specifically 8 repeats. It was between 6 - 9 repeats.

The athletes being tested, had the stationary biked they used set at an intensity level that only allowed them to complete between 6 - 9. When they could consistantly complete 9, the resistance of the bike was increased so that they could only complete 6 minimum.

And then they went through this pattern again. So they were able to have consistant gradual increases in intensity.
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