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Increase Cardio Via Tabata Intervals

Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by kenban judan, May 8, 2008.

  1. kenban judan

    kenban judan orange belt, i think

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    my wife has taken up jogging, so i am like, what the hell, i'll join her, but it's kind of boring and pointless so i have started doing this tabata intervals thing, sprinting for 20 seconds and resting for 10, for about 5 to 10 cycles. i am throwing my arms into the sprints, so i look extra gay and crazy.

    i searched, and found some stuff on other boards, but what i want to hear from anyone here is: has this stuff helped your grappling endurance, even a little bit? seriously, 'cause even though it's not for that long, this shit is kicking my ass and is not good times at all.
     
  2. Darkslide632

    Darkslide632 Brown Belt

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    I do tabata workouts. I believe they are more for decreasing your recovery time that really building your cardio up. I have never done them alone, so I don't know what the effects are by themselves, but that is what I have always understood about them.

    I will say, however, that I have never done tabata sprints. Usually it is pushups, body weight squats, etc. I would not be surprised if the effect on cardio was more profound with sprints.
     
  3. wOg

    wOg Burien Top Team

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    There's a pretty good discussion on tabata intervals and sprints over in the conditioning forum.

    For Tabata intervals I do bodyweight jiu jitsu solo drills, and abs. KB/DB swings are pretty good, too.

    Personally, I'd rather run a set of 100m sprints with active rest in between than tabata sprints.

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    http://www.sherdog.net/forums/f14/tabata-sprints-756688/
     
  4. davejitsu

    davejitsu Purple Belt

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    Guys swear by stuff like this, but I was always taught that you train for your sport; i.e., 5 minute grappling= 5 minute cardio sessions or lifting circuits for 5 minute intervals. I do 5-6 sets like this with 1 minute breaks.
     

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