Lactic Legs

Thursday 101223

Tabata “Bottom to Bottom” Squat
Run 1 mile

Clock starts for run on rising from last squat.

The Tabata Bottom to Bottom Squat is a Tabata Squat but each rep begins at the bottom and ends at the bottom. The turn around at the top is immediate – no pause. The ten-second rest for each interval is also held at the bottom of the squat as opposed to the top. Interestingly, this squat, in contrast to the “normal” Tabata squat, motivates full hip extension. Also, the ten second rests don’t seem as short with this protocol!

Post Tabata score and mile time to comments.

Compare to 041117.

When the diagnosis is “dead-butt syndrome”
Bite me: An evolutionary case for cannibalism
A reversal on carbs
Warm-ups: They work! (i.e., help keep you from getting injured)
Strength: It really does make you ‘hard to kill’

And now, without further ado, I present to you: the medball (weighted) pull-up:


  • jim
    all – learn to clean up running and POSE today…

  • Emily

    Jimmy…these pics make me miss you! i literally laughed out loud.

  • Jamie F.

    8/9:09 … not my finest hour.

  • Jay

    10, 6:48

  • Jeff

    sub 2k row
    12 (15, 15, 15, 15, 13, 12, 12, 12)
    row 8:02.9

  • Mike Mishik

    Randy : 4:18 rx’d
    amrap 8 mins
    5 pull ups
    10 ghd sit ups
    20 double unders
    7 rounds + 5 pull ups
    3 rounds:
    3 muscle ups
    20 sit ups

  • Eric

    Subbed rowing:
    12, 10:56
    (4 min tabata plus 6:36 on the row, plus :20 of getting into the machine)

  • Jason L.

    Front Squat 225-235-245-250(pr)
    2k row 7:41