Day 312: Tabata Tuesday…

Woohoo πŸ™‚ I get to use “Tabata Tuesday” as a title…the words sound so good together πŸ˜€

tuesdaysMind you Tabata was the only good thing about Tuesday!Β Can I use the I hate Tuesdays cat again?

I know that is the third time, but 3 times out of 311 is not too bad…

ok 45, there is after all, only 1 Tuesday a week!

Anyway, I feel I have digressed…

I will start with the good πŸ˜€ and the first bit of Tuesday was good…I started with PT, in its usual 7am slot and we started with our usual short cross trainer warm up…

see it is not just me!

Followed by Tabata…lots of it!! Matt had been on a course, which generally means I get the benefits of this shortly afterwards πŸ˜€ I this case I was fairly happy as I am an exponent of Tabata training anyway as you may knowΒ and in fact I have done it several times when I am feeling enthusiastic



Side to side jumping lunges

Round 1:

20s burpees with a side tuck jump
10s rest
20s side to side jumping lunges
10s rest
repeat 4 times

Round 2:
20s front squats (20 kg)
10s rest
20s straight legged deadlift (20 kg)
10s rest
20s clean (20 kg)
10s rest
20s Military press (10 kg)
repeat twice

then a break from Tabata for some olympic lifting…

Bench Press 5 @Β 37.5 kg
Dead lift 3 @ 75 kg
Snatch 3 @20 kg, 3 @ 22.5 kg
High Pull 3 @ 22.5 kg

Then back to tabata, because you can’t have too much of a good thing πŸ™‚
kb70Kettlebell tabata no less!

20s Double swings (double kettlebells, not double hands…all of these are with two kettlebells)
10s rest
20s double cleans
10s rest
20s double high pull
10s rest
20s squat thrusts (not on kettlebells)
10s rest
20s double snatch
10s rest
20s bottoms up clean
10s rest
20s mountain climbers (not on kettlebells)
10s rest
20s Plank hold
Fall down!

Then the tabata terror was over for the day and we went over to the cable machine:
At this point I did 10 things where so hold a handle in each hand, and sit back while leaning forward so that you can pull the cables parallel to your spine, like a lat pull down only more balance is required…
Then ten things where you do a similar thing but pull perpendicular to your spine, like a reverse bench press…maybe a bench pull..with no bench…
Then double handed wood chops 10 per side…

and then it all went wrong!

Matt said, “you can hang from there, and practice your tucks” indicating the pull up bars on the cable machine…

Now, I thought hat it would be tricky, but I’dΒ give it a go…after all my shoulder injury was healed, I had been doing things involving hanging from bars already, I had just Β had my legs supported.

So up I climbed and couldn’t reach the bar,Β Β no harm done.

so I tried again…grabbed the bar, went to hang…managed it then owwww much pain and a sudden inability to move my arm!

We stopped then and foam rollered and stretched and all sorts and it started to feel better…sadly it has managed to stop getting better and hurts…a lot!

Just to be clear (although I might wind him up about it, this is not Matt’s fault at all! If I thought it would go wrong I wouldn’t have done it!)

I have an appointment with Sophie the Sports Therapist tomorrow morning to see what I have done to it!

Later the same Tuesday, I developed a cold!

well thats ok then...a chalk  board in the internet agrees with me!

well that’s ok then…a chalk board in the internet agrees with me!

I am so cross that I am ill and injured this close to the end of this project…But I’ll tell you something..I am not stopping now!!

I will find cardio and lower body work outs to do until this arm heals.

I will not be beaten now…

Hopefully it will not be damaged for long!!

Stupid Tuesday!

Day 311 Complete!


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17 responses to “Day 312: Tabata Tuesday…”

  1. nancytex2013 says :

    okay, the “like” is for your attitude and perseverance, not your injury and cold.
    from my experience, low impact cardio, inducing lots of sweat, actually helps. If you have access to an elliptical /cross trainer, think about using that for at least 40 minutes. You will wind up drenched in sweat, but it shouldn’t bother you too much on the cardio/breathing side. don’t use one with the moving arm thingies as that will irritate your shoulder.

    you will not be sidelined from your 365 goal, of this I’m certain! Remember me, birthing the son of satan through my ass with just 5 weeks to go in my 365 journey? if I can push through that, you can push through this. do it!!


    • Ice_Badger says :

      πŸ˜€ I did think of you at the end if your 365 when this all happened! I will squat my ass off (so to speak) and run and do lower body stuff!
      The really annoying thing is it is my sticking arm right at the start if dance season 😦
      I will survive though and it is feeling better again! So fingers crossed!


  2. fisefton says :

    I love tabata! and kettlebell tabata is even better πŸ™‚ Whenever I’ve done it though my trainer has always made me do 8 sets of each exercise even when he’s doubled them up! I’ve never done 8 different exercises in one cycle though. Maybe I’ll have to try that.

    Sorry about your shoulder. My shoulder popped at the end of my session on Monday. My trainer had me doing reverse pull-ups – I can’t do them, my arms are really weedy – after 20 deadlifts and 20 step-ups for 3 sets. My shoulder was OK for that, kinda. Then I went to do bent over rows with 8kg kettlebells and shoulder press with 4kg kettlebells and POP! Crunch! I don’t know why because I can easily row over 10kg and shoulder press 8kg. Fortunately, no damage done but my shoulder has always “clicked”. No more reverse pull-ups though, ever!

    Hope your shoulder gets better soon.


    • Ice_Badger says :

      Thank you πŸ™‚ I am sure it will, it just feels a bit over stretched πŸ™‚
      I have only ever done tabata cycles with the same exercise 8 times, this wasn’t easier, but it made it feel better because I couldn’t remember how far through the cycle I was πŸ˜€


  3. Helen says :

    I read the phrase “Tabata was the only good thing about Tuesday” and genuinely thought you were losing the plot until I read the rest of your post! I hope that you’re feeling much better today, and I know that you won’t give up – you’re so close to day 365 now!


    • Ice_Badger says :

      I am feeling a lot better now πŸ™‚ I can move my arm now and everything πŸ™‚
      I thought the phrase about tabata being the good thing might be likely to make people think I had lost the plot πŸ˜€


      • Helen says :

        That’s good – and have you shaken the cold?
        I actually had to look up tabata, I found a newspaper article about it where the reporter had tried a session – it sounds hideous!


      • Ice_Badger says :

        Cold is going πŸ˜€ but still have a sore throat!
        Tabata is actually awful and awesome at the same time πŸ˜€


      • Helen says :

        Ick, I hope that goes soon, sore throats are the worst! If you haven’t tried them already, I think Tyrozets are the best thing to sooth a sore throat πŸ™‚
        I’m going to take your word for that for now, maybe one day I’ll be brave enough to try it!!


      • Ice_Badger says :

        I love tyrozets! They seem to be magic! I’ll get some at lunchtime πŸ˜€
        Try it! It is hard but quick!


      • Helen says :

        Hope they work for you!
        I might consider it, I’m definitely up for trying new things this month!! πŸ˜€


      • Ice_Badger says :

        woohoo may is a month of new things…

        try it…all you need is a timer (many are available for phones) and a set of exercises πŸ™‚

        you might hate it while you are doing it…but it is worth it πŸ˜€


      • Helen says :

        I am almost guaranteed to hate it while I’m doing it, but it sounds like I’ll be buzzing afterwards! πŸ˜€


      • Ice_Badger says :

        πŸ˜€ yes!


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