Thursday, January 19, 2012

I tried a tabata

Cranky Fitness has awesome powers. When I read about tabatas in Crabby's post here I thought they sounded horrible. My whole approach to exercise is can be summed up as "just keep moving." But I went to the gym today, and while I was on the elliptical, I noticed the man next to me doing intervals, and I thought, what the heck. So I tried one. I counted seconds in my head instead of looking at my watch, which would have required removing one hand from my death-grip on the elliptical, and I almost fell off as it was. I also suspect my version of "all-out effort" isn't as out as all that. But I tried one, and I might do it again. I was near the end of my mile, so I went straight into cool down, since I had actually broken a sweat. 
This post is without illustration, since getting the iPod out of my pocket and trying to take a picture of my rapidly moving feet would have resulted in injury or death.


  1. SO
    I love to hate hate hate them.
    did I mention the dislikenessment?

  2. Wow, that's awesome!

    This morning I also did a Tabata workout. So in case you were hearing gasping, groaning sounds and bitter obscenities from somewhere off to the west... that was me.

    But the smug feeling afterwards is SO worth it!