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Old 02-01-2007, 01:08 PM   #1
Jenika Gordon
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I have a question regarding tabata intervals and 20minute workouts? Is it better to pace yourself through a 20 minute workout/tabata interval so you finish or is it more beneficial to just go flat out hard? I know that the journal has written many articles on this subject, so if anyone knows which ones that would be great. It would be great to explain the benefits of these types of workouts more accurately to my clients. Some feel it is better to pace themselves and others feel the opposite.
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Old 02-01-2007, 01:21 PM   #2
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The point is to push yourself as hard as possible each round without quiting. It's a fine line you walk between pushing yourself and allowing yourself to finish. Each individual will have ther own tolerance level and need to decide for themselves how much they want to challenge themselves. There's no real cut and dry answer on this one.

Tabata pushes you through the lactate threshold several times. Some people are only willing to peak into the cave of pain and decide that's enough. Others push themselves further than they thought they could.
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Old 02-01-2007, 02:05 PM   #3
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Its interesting because last night we did tabata push-ups and I start out and hit 20. Well the next round I could barely get 10, and by the end, I could only do 5. Now the other day we did a tabata workout and we did push ups as well, yet we had other stuff mixed in (tabata squats + tabata hill climbers)between and I ended up with 10. So I would guess, both ways would be beneficial. If I would have paced myself more last night, I'm sure I could have got a higher end score, but well, I don't know how to pace myself in anything. And I'm not sure if the workload would have been the same though.
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Old 02-01-2007, 02:14 PM   #4
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I agree with Justin that you should alternate strategies. Both are effective as workload and intensity are different variables.
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Old 02-01-2007, 05:09 PM   #5
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run a search for "selling out" - which is a counterintuitive term one of our superstars uses for going full bore. Quite a lot of discussion in that thread regarding all out vs pacing strategies.
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Old 02-06-2007, 09:26 AM   #6
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Thanks Lynn. I will check it out.
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Old 02-06-2007, 10:34 AM   #7
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Check it out right AFTER the round of Tabata HSPUs you owe me for the "Lynn"....:whip0000::smiley_evilGrin:
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Old 02-06-2007, 12:09 PM   #8
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HAHA...CLASSIC...Good Luck Jenika
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