Thursday, April 28, 2011

GTS April Challenge Tabata-A-Day Day 28

Day 28 of the GTS Tabata-A-Day Challenge 

I'm personally all wrapped up with the challenge for the month... have another deadlift competition coming up this weekend that I have to rest up for.  Really excited because my F-Word is going to be competing with me for her first time.  Anyway, you still have a few days to finish the challenge strong!

Today's exercise is similar to yesterday's but we are adding a double vertical press.

Clean Press & Press

  • Clean or Curl the weight up.
  • Perform a quick press in front of the head.
  • Perform a quick press behind the head. (Don't let bar come crashing down on your neck!)
  • As always keep your core and legs tight.
  • Males should start with 45 lb bar and work your way up in weight.
  • Females should start with a 20lb bar and work your way up in weight.
  • Remember the behind the neck press is more challenging then the front press, so adjust your weights accordingly.
  • Too see more info on why I like pressing from behind the head, read this post.
Day 28 Tabata Exercise Option:

Learn more about the GTS Tabata Challenge
To see details about this months GTS Tabata Challenge see the Day 1 post here.

In Summary:
- Choose 1 exercise (or 2 exercises to alternate between)
- Perform the exercise for 20 seconds (counting the reps)
- Rest for EXACTLY 10 seconds (20 seconds for beginners)
- Repeat 7 more times (total of 8 sets) for 4 minutes, or MORE!
- DONE! or you can choose another tabata to perform.

GTS Tabata Day 9 
GTS Tabata Day 10
GTS Tabata Day 11
GTS Tabata Day 12
GTS Tabata Day 13
GTS Tabata Day 15
GTS Tabata Day 18
GTS Tabata Day 19
GTS Tabata Day 20
GTS Tabata Day 21
GTS Tabata Day 22
GTS Tabata Day 25
GTS Tabata Day 26
GTS Tabata Day 27

1 comment:

  1. Late posting here... my tabatas for Sunday and Monday...

    Two in a row: plyo skaters and plank jacks, both while wearing shackles. Ugh. Alternated exercises throughout the eight minutes. Plank jacks the hardest. My calves were feeling it immediately afterward.

    This means I have a total of FIVE tabatas to go before I hit my goal of 30 for the month.

    I can do it.