Work / Rest

DSC03402Alex waiting for go time.

The Tabata rest work protocol is 20 seconds for work followed by 10 seconds of rest. Repeat for a total of 8 rounds. The goal is to increase an athletes ability recovery from an all out effort. A forced rest allows the body to recover enough to return to a relative high intensity. Forgoing the rest necessitates a decrease in intensity. As with any aspect of our training, what ever work rest cycle is the most challenging is probably the one to work on the most.

What rest work cycle do you struggle with? Or do you enjoy a workout with forced rest?
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