7 Brutal CrossFit Workouts that Are Worth the Pain

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Workout 5: Tabata
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Workout 5: Tabata

20 seconds of work, 10 seconds of rest for each:

A) Thrusters (95 lbs)

B) Kettlebell Swings (24 lbs)

Alternate A and B for eight rounds of each for 16 rounds total

Tabata workouts require that you go all out for a short amount of time — and then rest for a short amount of time. It's a fast and furious way to get quick fitness gains. For this workout, do as many thrusters as possible for 20 seconds. Rest for 10 seconds, and then begin your kettlebell swings. Do as many kettlebell swings as possible for 20 seconds. Rest for 10 seconds before going back to thrusters. Complete eight sets of each 30-second exercise.

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