For those who have been under a rock, the Tabata Protocol is an interval training protocal that has been shown to produce unusually high increases in both aerobic and anaerobic capacity. The actual protocal is 20 seconds all out followed by a 10 sec rest done for 8 work intervals. Unfortunately now any mix of 20/10 work to rest is now referred to as a Tabata. Just FYI, this is not the case. Tabatas were meant to be done on a bike and the sprint is all out. We did two sets of six on the AirDyne today as follows
Warm-up – Incline treadmill 10 min 3.5 mph 2-4-6-8% grade
6×20/10 Big Fan hitting level 10 on each sprint. HR 166 after 6. Rest 1:10. Distance Covered 1 mi
6×20/10 Level 9 each time. HR 167
Give it a try.