Originally Posted by Bomm Bastic
just starting exploring tabata training. accomplished one four-min cycle the other day (in addition to a forty min/4.5 mile run). Longest four mins of my life. Burned like a S.O.B. Can't wait to get back to it.
Any insight and/or recommendations would be most appreciated.
In terms of progressions?
Intervals are great because they are so customizable. You can change the work time, the rest time, the ratio, and so on. Or even the number of intervals.
If you are going with tabata's, I'd opt for something like:
3-4 min warm up
8-10 rounds of sprints (so 4-5 minutes)
5 min cooldown
and if you find yourself getting better at it, increase the difficulty of the sprints, or add in a few extra rounds, or perhaps increase the sprint time (maybe opt for a 30/15 set up)