Mat Fraser- CrossFit Tabata

Mat Fraser- CrossFit Tabata

Mathew Fraser, the “2nd Fittest Man on Earth” demonstrates a CrossFit style Tabata workout while listening to “Tabata WOD” by Tabata Songs. Mat also takes a moment to talk about his athletic past, CrossFit, and Tabata Songs music. This workout consists of:

-GHD situps
-Bar Muscle Ups
-Kettlebell Swings
-Wall Balls
-Burpee Box Jump Overs
-Overhead Squats

Filmed at Champlain Valley CrossFit in Williston, Vermont

TabataSongs creates music that matches the exact timing of the Tabata Protocol.

What is the Tabata Protocol? 20 Seconds of sprint/work, 10 second rest, for 4 straight minutes. Tabata music lets you focus on your workout, rather than think about having to look at your watch or a timer.

Tabata Training began in the mid 1990’s. Japanese fitness researcher Dr Izumi Tabata created a HIIT (high intensity interval training) workout, using this very method. Dr Tabata proved the tabata method to draw heavily from both the aerobic and anaerobic systems, unlike most conventional workouts, which tend heavily favor one or the other.

The Tabata Interval has gained a lot of recognition throughout the Crossfit community, running community, and health clubs across the globe, for its versatility, adaptability, and positive results.

The Tabata Interval Method has proven to maximize VO2 max, while also building endurance, burning fat, and retaining muscle. Though the Tabata was not designed as a fat loss or weight loss program, it has gained a lot of recent attention in response to tabatas ability to speed up the metabolism and burn fat.

Filmed by Jay Driscoll
Produced by Tabata Songs

24 thoughts on “Mat Fraser- CrossFit Tabata

  1. Lots of douchebag comments. Look, if you want to look like a bodybuilder,
    go put illegal drugs in your body and do the isolation movements all day.
    If you want to maximize performance in as many different movements and
    times as possible, try out CrossFit. If you don’t like it, cool. Coming
    to a video and posting a lame comment is kind of silly. Be well.

  2. If you don’t understand the benefit of one set of hard exercise or
    “cheating” then you probably don’t really understand much about how to
    workout. Even Arnold Schwarzenegger used “cheating” and short sets. He
    wrote about it in his Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding.
    “Cheating” is just a another type of FORM. There is strict form and there
    is cheat form. They each use different muscles. Cheating brings in
    accessory muscles that you may not use during strict form and also allows
    you to use more weight. Both forms are beneficial and legit. Both should be
    part of your plan. Also, it sounds like some of you are confusing muscle
    strength with muscle endurance. They are not the same thing. Muscle
    endurance is not the same as cardio endurance either. Read…educate
    yourself. The more you workout; the more you will be able to feel the

  3. I heard Mat Fraser could string together muscle ups on his first day of
    crossfit, totally not fair.

  4. tabata burpees ^_^ I’m still trying to break 90, but I’m willing to bet
    someone here can do it. 😀 Great video!

  5. Weird how people report crossfit is a joke, stupid, and all about cheat
    reps. Navy Seals etc. use crossfit to train (for real life situations that
    require fundamental movements) but thats none of my business. 

  6. this guy is so small. crossfit na not my thing i want a real work out not
    this crossfit crap

  7. Crossfit looks like…? In north krea and manny countrys we call it work,
    all crossfiters could get a labor work and be usefull instead of swinging
    metal here and there.

  8. I wish they can make a longer version of their songs for like 20 min. 4 min
    is too short on some workouts. They’re awesome though!!

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