CrossFit Discussion Board  

Go Back   CrossFit Discussion Board > CrossFit Forum > Exercises
CrossFit Home Forum Site Rules CrossFit FAQ Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Exercises Movements, technique & proper execution

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 11-06-2006, 01:47 PM   #1
Pascal Toussaint
Member Pascal Toussaint is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Montréal  Québec
Posts: 48
Hi !

What would be a good target number for tabata squats ?

Male, 28yo, 185lbs, good health.

Just did it for the firts time today and hit 19 as my lowest nuber. My legs are VERY VERY sore and my breathing is very fast. Tomorrow is going to be very surprising. I think I'll feel the same kind of thigh pain as I did after long front squats workouts.

Thanks for sharing.

Pascal
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2006, 04:51 PM   #2
Lynne Pitts
Administrator Lynne Pitts is offline
 
Lynne Pitts's Avatar
 
Profile:
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Richmond  NH
Posts: 3,232
19 is a great number! Moving this to Exercises.
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2006, 09:08 PM   #3
David Aguasca
Member David Aguasca is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Nyack  NY
Posts: 828
pascal, 19 is awesome, first time or not. how many did you manage in the first few sets?
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2006, 11:00 PM   #4
Patrick Johnston
Member Patrick Johnston is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Modesto  Ca
Posts: 361
Depends greatly on height and depth of squat.
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2006, 03:43 AM   #5
Pascal Toussaint
Member Pascal Toussaint is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Montréal  Québec
Posts: 48
Hi !

I did 29-28-27-22-20-20-19-19.

I stand at 5,8. Full squats (butt to calves) with Ol shoes. Arms crossed and touching the shoulders.

Shooting for 20 next time.

(Message edited by Tou on November 07, 2006)
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2006, 12:14 PM   #6
Michael Ledney
Member Michael Ledney is offline
 
Michael Ledney's Avatar
 
Profile:
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Fort Thomas  Kentucky
Posts: 292
Excellent numbers Pascal, and this coming from a guy who is actually old enough to program in a language that bears your name.

However, I'd encourage you to apply the tabata protocol to other movements as well. I've had quite a bit of success ending my sessions with a circuit that chooses one of the following randomly:

95# thrusters
95# OHS
20# wall-ball
20# slam-ball
135# power cleans
135# power snatch
pullups/jumping pullups
135# bench press
sprints
air-dyne bike (Dr. Tabata researched his protocol on a standard stationary bike)
rower sprints
24" box jumps
55# kb/db swings
pushups
etc.

I'm sure I'm forgetting something, but you get the idea. Adjust the weights as needed, I'm a pretty big guy. Most importantly be careful and focus on form, the reason I defaulted to power cleans and snatch is that I find the compound movements very difficult to execute properly after set 3 or so.

Welcome to the community
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2006, 09:50 AM   #7
David Wood
Departed David Wood is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Oct 2002
 
Posts: 3,303
Much as I approve of Tabatas in almost all forms, I would say be real, *real* careful with overhead squats . . . and especially at that weight (to his credit, Michael noted to adjust the weights and that he's a big guy).


Tabatas are intended to be intense, and more speed/more reps/more metabolic work is the general goal.

Overhead Squats are actually a pretty high-skill move (in my opinion, they are in a completely different class of skill required compared to most of the rest of your list (although power snatches are coming close)).

Doing OHS for high reps at high speed is a real risky proposition (or at least, it would be for me). For me, doing them Tabata-style with 95 pounds would be an invitation to injury, either from dropping the bar on something, or just getting into a strained position at too much speed. (And I can do OHS with 95 for reps . . . just not for speed reps.)

I wouldn't do them Tabata-style with more than a broomstick.

I'd go with pretty much everything else on that list first . . . all great moves to do with high intensity. Generally, the more muscle mass involved in the movement, the better (Tabata thrusters are absolutely horrible, in a good way).
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2006, 02:13 PM   #8
Michael Ledney
Member Michael Ledney is offline
 
Michael Ledney's Avatar
 
Profile:
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Fort Thomas  Kentucky
Posts: 292
Important bit of clarity there David, and thanks for providing it. Since I've gotten "good" at that lift I sometimes I take OHS for granted. However, nothing helped me get to that point more than high volume at moderate weight, i.e. tabata and GTG.

On the other hand I should also note that I'm no world class tabata guy. Pascal, your score of 19 the first time out on air-squats beats my best by 3 so you're coming to the party with a great foundation.
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2006, 06:48 PM   #9
Lincoln Brigham
Member Lincoln Brigham is offline
 
Lincoln Brigham's Avatar
 
Profile:
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Kirkland  WA
Posts: 3,987
My best score so far is 18. I'm 6'1" and I have never gotten a single round higher than 22. That seems to be about as fast as I can go.

(Message edited by lincoln on November 08, 2006)
  Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Tabata squats Rich Krauss Exercises 1 01-03-2006 07:56 AM
Tabata Squats vs. EDT Front Squats Eric Moffit Fitness 7 06-20-2005 09:33 AM
Hindu Squats or Tabata Squats? scott wells Exercises 3 04-13-2004 05:53 AM
Back squats and Tabata squats Brian Hand Exercises 8 02-29-2004 05:40 PM
Tabata Squats? Bobak Exercises 3 04-23-2003 06:48 PM


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 02:42 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
CrossFit is a registered trademark of CrossFit Inc.