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For Monday 2/22

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Dr. Tabata and the DumbbellIn 1996, Dr. Izumi Tabata published the results of a study demonstrating, with speed skaters, that the aerobic and anaerobic pathways could be trained simultaneously.Dr. Tabata examined several different protocols but settled on eight sets of twenty-second work intervals alternating with ten-second rest intervals as the…

For Friday 2/19

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Intensity "Intensity and results are directly proportional -- but intensity and comfort are inversely proportional." Choosing for greater intensity is choosing for more fitness but also greater personal sacrifice in the form of discomfort. Expecting elite fitness from comfortable efforts is naive, while going too fast is dooming." Those are…