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What do you eat before a tabata workout?

Thursday, July 18, 2013

What does one eat before a tabata workout?

Well, I really couldn't tell you. It feels like I should be eating my last meal, but those are notorious for steak and apple pie. And since I'm not eating either, I need to get better at providing my body what it needs.

Here's what I decided on this morning:

A nutribullet smoothie with romaine, banana, strawberries, cinnamon and nutmeg extracted with water

100 g of roasted sweet potato with a serving of Cocono Deluxe trail mix (raisins, cashews, walnuts, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, peanuts)

What do you think? Will it sustain me through a tabata workout and beyond?

Several have told me they don't know what a tabata workout is.

As I understand this, you warm up, and then go to intervals of
20 seconds of a workout at the highest intensity you can muster
10 seconds complete rest

repeat 7 more times for a total of 4 minutes (tabata workout)

Then you do a cool down period.

Except at the Wellness center, you substitute a stay warm period for cool down and do Tabata a 2nd 4 minutes, stay warm, do tabata a 3rd 4 minutes, stay warm, then kill yourself with 5 minutes of leg flutters and scissors with NO REST.

Extreme workout. For ME!!! Can you believe I'm actually doing this stuff? And I have to be there ready to go at 8:30.

I'd better get going. I wanted to walk beforehand, because the legs won't walk afterwards!!

Nicole's blog about Tabata

Note after workout: I'm home, cold, tired, but my breakfast has stayed with me, and I'm not ravenous like I have been after other morning pool workouts. So perhaps I have stumbled on the right combination so I don't need to snack before lunch!! The added sweet potato and extra .5 ounce of nuts evidently did it. I didn't even want to stop for ice cream after the workout. (The shop was closed that early!!) WooHoo

I wonder if they are doing a Tabata workout in the pool at the Y in Florida?

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DS9KIE 7/20/2013 1:57AM


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PATRICIAAK 7/18/2013 9:01PM

    Super for you!

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JUSTYNA7 7/18/2013 5:45PM

    Ewww... cool. Do you do it all in the pool? So interesting! I think the meal looks wonderful. Thank you for introducing me to the full plate living site. I working at it slowly with my superfoods eaten first now. I have some wonderful recipes and am thrilled they are easy to use in this plan. My arthritis is acting up so I'm not playing the harp today...though I'm rethinking that as maybe I can play gentle melodies.

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LESLIELENORE 7/18/2013 3:32PM

    Awesome! Glad you found a meal that works for you.

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MICKEYH 7/18/2013 9:59AM

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BLUEROSE73 7/18/2013 9:53AM

    looks like you've come up with a great menu

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NANCYJH64 7/18/2013 8:18AM

    Looks like a great meal before the Tabata workout. Yumm!!! Love the tabata. Even though you feel like you are dying for 20 seconds, the 4 minutes goes by quickly.

Good luck!!

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