Tabata Tuesdays

Tuesday 070821
“Tabata Something Else”
Complete 32 intervals of 20 seconds of work followed by ten seconds of rest where the first 8 intervals are pull-ups, the second 8 are push-ups, the third 8 intervals are sit-ups, and finally, the last 8 intervals are squats. There is no rest between exercises.
Post total reps from all 32 intervals to comments.



  • marisela


  • sarena


  • chad c

    well, “post total reps from all 32 intervals to comments” certainly ends the tabata debate, doesn’t it….

  • sarena

    and we thought those 10 sec were for rest, that’s actually a disguise! Its so we can record our scores!

  • dan def

    Deep Thoughts by Marisela…….

  • That some bullshit!

  • They call me Allison now

    Oh suck it up

  • Kevin

    Hey,”They call me Allison now” or Allison Doesn’t live here anymore”;), are you coming in for this workout? You should, it would be great to see you tear this up.

  • marisela

    i think we still call you a2. its just easier that way. think of it as your payment for being so incredibly fit 🙂
    and as for sucking it up, i would if could breath, but i have to do the billion dollar tabata workout today.

  • Brett_nyc

    pullups: 10-10-10-6-5-5-5-5 = 55
    pushups: 15-12-10-10-6-7-6-6 = 77
    situps: 10-10-13-12-12-10-10-10 = 87
    squats: 15-15-15-15-15-15-15-16 = 131
    Total: 356
    1st time doing this, clear my pushups still suck despite doing 3×20 in cfwu on every wod day. I thought I thought I’d do better at pullups too. Been doing 3×15 in cfwu. Come to think of it, I want all of my numbers higher. Tabata squat pr is 20.

  • Greg

    Brett you are too hard on yourself man! LOL Those are sick numbers! 10 pullups for the first three rounds-cumbya! Definitely an all-star.

  • Allan E

    oh noh

  • juan g.

    your score is 36 bro.

  • If you look at the rules for this workout, Juan, you’ll see that the scoring is total reps. It’s different than our usual way of scoring tabatas. I’ve made the same mistake before.

  • she’ll always be screech to me.

  • juan g.

    right the tabata score.

  • michelle

    hey guys what can i sub for pullups. i am in the beverly wishire hotel (a la pretty woman fame) and while they have a lot of fancy water in the gym and women walking ( strolling) on inclines on treadmills holding 5 lb weights in their hands (why???) believe it or not they do not have pullup bars:)

  • juan g.

    do em in the doorways jailhouse style.
    pull 5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5
    push 10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10
    sit 12,12,11,9,9,8,8,9
    squat 15,14,12,12,11,12,10,15
    tabata: 33
    total: 289

  • Ugh. I thought I would do a little better. C’est La Vie.
    Pullup 10, 10, 7, 5, 5, 5, 7, 6
    Pushup 10, 10, 10, 10, 8, 8, 6, 6
    Situp 12, 10, 10, 9, 8, 8, 8, 9
    Squat 18, 17, 16, 15, 15, 15, 13, 14
    Total: 320

  • They call me Allison now

    thanks Kevin. It’s nice to know that someone misses me. I did this on a break at work and I’ll save a trip to the Box for the total
    What happened? I leave and everyone else starts complaining?
    This is Crossfit people. It’s hard sometimes…. GEEZE
    PullUps 4
    PushUps 7
    SitUps 10
    Squats 16
    Tabata = 37
    picked target #s and stuck to them. i should have aimed higher and pushed harder
    pull-up – 19/17/15/16/12/8/5/4
    push-up – 27/28/25/24/20/22/19/23
    sit-up – 21/22/22/20/23/18/15/23
    squat – 31/31/27/28/27/22/27/27
    Saw this on the main site WTF?!?! This can’t be real

  • Adam

    Just Finished this tabata workout.
    pull-up: 15, 11, 10, 8, 8, 7, 6, 7= 72
    push-up: 20, 15, 12, 8, 9, 8, 8, 7= 87
    Sit-up: 16, 15, 14, 13, 13, 12, 12, 12= 107
    Squat: 19, 12, 10, 10, 9, 9, 10, 11= 90
    Total: 356
    I died on the squats but I had a night of HEAVY drinking last night so I’m pretty happy with these results I didn’t get to do the front squat WOD from yesterday but I’ll do it tomorrow and post my results for that.

  • Screech.
    I saw that post on the main site. I call shenanigans. That’s total BS. I’ve never seen or heard of anybody doing full range of motion on those exercises that could perform that many reps.
    My guess is that he is interpreting those exercises in his own unique way. This goes back to my discussion with Dammit yesterday. We can’t compare somebody who does half reps or cheated reps with somebody who does legitimate reps. It’s apples and oranges.
    Annie Sakamoto who is small and fast has a tabata squat score of 27 (a minimum 216 by today’s scoring). OPT who is a speed demon did 170 squats today. This guy Shawn’s score of 220 is unlikely at best. I have never seen anybody do that many pushups in 20 seconds with full range of motion.

  • brett_nyc

    Man, I’ve been so out of it all day after this wod. Just sort of wandering around the office with a blank look on my face. Good times. I need to get myself back to box soon.

  • sarena

    So this is the fun Keith had in store for me today:
    1min work 1 mon rest Finish 3 min rest repeat sequence (just 2x)
    75#BS 15/15
    J ring dips 32/35
    J pu 11/12
    ghd situps 17/19
    kb swing (2arm) 16kg 21/21
    PP 45# 14/14
    All I can say was my squats stunk! I had diff with range of motion and even doing them. I think its all those heavy FS yesterday–not an excuse I know (I hear your voice Tyler)
    Then I cleaned the bathroom and around a bit. Everyone lets try to keep it clean–at least for a little while!
    Then I had the honor of being the official photographer and timekeeper for the lunchtime class and also for Chad who came in early. Guys you are a super bunch of athletes; each and every one of you was inspiring to watch. I cant say I was jealous of your work cuz I was trashed by then. The link for the photos is here:
    Then it was a 500m row for me. Although it was 7sec faster than I ever rowed–my form was way off and I dont want to count it as a PR!

  • alex

    So I am in boston for a couple of days and this afternoon I stop by the BSC boston sports club and I head right for the dumbbells and start doing my thing, dumbbell swings, dumbbell cleans etc.
    Then I grab a bar and practice my cleans and of course a trainer comes over and tells me “you cant do that here” and I say “do what? work hard?” I smile and continue on.
    I miss the box. See you guys on Thursday!

  • sarena

    Alex DO u have time to check out CF Boston–its a great facility an the trainers are awesome!

  • 39 / 52 / 77 / 112 = 280

  • Dan DeF

    Pull ups 67
    Push ups 91
    Sit ups 89
    Squats 126
    TOTAL 373.
    Alex, funny story and great retort on your part!

  • dan def

    Filled out in full:
    pull ups 15,12,9,7,6,6,6,6
    push ups 21,15,11,10,9,8,9,9
    sit ups 15,13,12,9 (brief attempted pukie) 10,10,10,10
    squats 17,16,16,15,15,16,15,16
    pull ups 67
    push ups 91
    sit ups 89
    squats 126
    total 373

  • Great work, everybody. Very inspiring WOD class. Hardcore!
    Special props to the Elements classes that tackled “Fran.” Some stellar performances tonight as Rx’d!
    I can’t wait to see them perform on Fight Gone Bad.

  • Court

    Yo, Alex is a motherfuckin’ PIIIIIIIIIIMP!

  • Hari

    (8×6, 8×10, 8×10, 8×15) = 328

  • Kevin

    Awesome job Elements and WOD class!! Really impressive work.
    total 334
    pullups 76
    pushups 95
    situps 64(pathetic I know but my abs are still fried from GHD situps all last week. 🙁
    squats 99 another unimpressive showing but Front Squats yesterday killed my kegs. Lactic acid kicked in fast on these.

  • Today’s WOD was a group bonding experience.Good job gang. Total score was 275-crappy! But happy i got 61 pullups. I got to push myself hard especially with Kevin Dammit and Dan Def’s ridiculous scores. You guys are inspirational.
    I agree with Keith no way that dude banged out that many reps with full range of motion. Cheaters! Keith you got the gang revved up today.
    Allison, Sunny and Marisela-the Crossfit women set the bar high fellas. We got to keep up!
    Puke the Clown almost came through. He’s watching people…waiting!

  • marisela

    pull ups (with clifford) 42
    push ups (incline) 41
    sit ups 74
    squats 119
    total 276
    i should be doing pull ups with a lighter band now. and real push ups, but didn’t want to test with tabata.

  • Maximus

    Score = 240 (1/2 volume week, only did 16 rounds)

  • Maximus

    One of the CrossFit Oakland athletes got 421 today, all legit, witnessed by a trainer with full ROM. However 658 does seem impossible, esp. the squats and push-ups, I would guess if they really did it they might have been doing “body spasm” style.
    However. I was equally skeptical when I saw OPT post a 90 second legit full-ROM Diane,but the man posted video and it was legit!
    Search CrossFit + OPT on YouTube to be further humbled.

  • Kevin

    I saw OPT’s vid and although his time is amazing, His handstand pushups leave a lot to be desired. His ROM is hugely decreased by how wide apart his hands are. He’s going up and down in a range of like 4-6 inches. I would like to see him do “real” HSPU’s where the hands are set more like a Shoulder press or military press. Just outside the shoulders. Watch how gymnasts do HSPU’s and you will see the difference.

  • maximus

    Kevin: I’m not convinced that close hand HSPU are any easier. Let’s black box it when I come to the Black Box.

  • Kevin

    By the way the guy in the video is AFT and he is equally guilty of improper form on HSPU’s.

  • Ewen

    Great job everyone! I might try to fit this in today.
    Sarena: I admire your mindset as regards form, but you should count your rowing PR. Contrary to “CF girl” workouts or lifting competitions, where improper form or range of motion can invalidate a score, rowing is like running, biking and other such sports. Getting to the finish line is almost the only thing that counts. In fact, bad form can in no way be considered an advantage and can only slow you down (especially on water, but that’s another story).
    If it makes you feel better, you can disregard your PR because you think it looked ugly, but remember that there are no style points in rowing.

  • In case you haven’t met our man, Maximus. He runs a little gym out west called CrossFit Oakland.
    He promised to come here around Labor Day weekend and kick it to us West Coast Style!
    Welcome to our blog, Maximus. Can’t wait to have you visit our Box.

  • Greg aka the Dark One

    What up Maximus! Looking forward to you adding your ingredients to the Box. Good gladiator name for a Crossfit Trainer lol.
    Good job Keith-just what we need is another psycho trainer to berate us as we attempt to better ourselves.
    Does that mean I have to get him a Hello Kitty Shirt too? 🙂

  • Maximus

    Actually Mike & Nicole are the actual owners, but I do my part at CFO.

  • Justin

    Wow, I hope Ill be back from Florida when Mad Max comes to visit… Its been a while.

  • Kevin

    Hello Maximus! No disrespect on the previous comments. Just going by what I saw on the vid. I want no bad blood with a fellow Crossfitter especially since my sister lives out in Berkeley and I would like to train with you guys when I go visit her.
    Would love to train with you when you visit us at the Box but I will be out of town that week.

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