Sunday. Tabata wall ball, air squats, pull-ups.
We went to see Pauliina's parents this Sunday so it was only natural to have one of my best friends with me: mister wall ball. It was time for some Tabata action today in the winter weather.
8 rounds of:
20 second on, 10 second off:
Wall ball (result, 10 each round)
Air squat (result, 17 each round)
Strict pull-ups with supinated grip (7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 3, 3, 3 reps)
Got to say that wall ball as Tabata training was awesome. My shoulders started to burn towards the end. It was pleasant for couple of rounds, maybe a bit too pleasant but then the recovery started to feel quite short and it was time to get my hands on the ball again. My focus was 10 reps each round because it takes about 2 seconds to complete one rep. It's difficult to make it faster, it's not a burpee. I got those 10 reps for all 8 rounds.
I shaked my legs for a while and got heart beat down again, then hit another set of Tabata in the form of air squats. After wall ball it was way more challenging to do squats. I felt the burn in my thighs after two rounds of this circle. I fought through those 8 rounds and goal was to hit the very bottom of the squat each round and extend the hip fully on top position.
Basically I never do pull-ups with supinated grip. Now I thought I could do some strict versions. Tabata wasn't possibly the best way to train them. On the first round I was holding back a little but on the second round I already felt the fatigue somehow. Especially as it wasn't okay to use the entire body with a kip. The results on pull-ups were pathethic. But those wb's and squats felt good.