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“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.

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Oly Shoes or Chuck Ts for Squats?

This is a fairly common question – What shoes should I wear when I am squatting?

Oly shoes will have a tremendous effect for those with poor ankle mobility, allowing you to keep a more upright torso. And when it comes to the Olympic lifts, this is ideal.

Chuck Ts will allow you to really sit-back and engage the posterior chain, which is ideal for pushing some heavy weight on your Back Squat. But your torso angle won’t be as upright.

So, which one is it? Well, as usual, the answer isn’t exactly black and white.┬áHere is what I have found works best for me:

  • Oly shoes for my Front Squat, Overhead Squat or any Olympic Lift.
  • Chuck Ts (or other flat heel shoe) for Back Squats, Deadlifts, and just looking cool in general.
  • Reebok Nano’s or the Warrior Prequel 2.0 when it’s time to hit a WOD with an all-around shoe.

It really will come down to your goals – is a really heavy back squat what your aiming for? Or are your more concerned with crushing the Oly lifts?

Experiment with both and see what works best for you!



  1. Colter H :

    My BTWB has not been updating the calendar with the Verve WODs since last Tuesday the 12th. Is anyone else having this issue?

  2. Cynthia :

    Yes my BTWB is doing the same thing

  3. Ben Stuart :

    Missed you in the Games. I heard you had an injury, but I had no no idea! Praying for you!
    Get Well from Alabama!!!
    Proverbs 12:4…An excellent wife is the Crown of her husband

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