Dmitry Klokov’s Mind-Blowing Tabata Workout Will Make You Reconsider His Mortality (Again)

August 20, 2015

It’s official, Dmitry Klokov is not human. This tabata workout is on another level! 205lb muscle snatches? GHD back extensions with 95lbs? 315lb thrusters? You have to be freakin’ kidding…

Also, if you missed Klokov doing Grace with 231lbs in 3:05, be sure to watch that one too.

Dmitry Klokov demonstrates a weightlifting style of Tabata training while listening to TABATA SONGS. Using 8 exercises from his own strength training program, Klokov showcases his world-class strength as well as his stamina with this mind-blowing tabata workout:

-Muscle Snatch- 205 lbs / 93 kg
-Deadlift (snatch grip)- 405 lbs / 184 kg
-High Pull (snatch grip)- 165 lbs / 75 kg
-Klokov Press- 205 lbs / 93 kg
-GHD Back Extension- w/ 95lbs / 45 kg
-Deficit Strict Handstand Push-ups- bodyweight
-Thrusters- 315 lbs / 143 kg
-Jumping Back Squat- 115 lbs / 52 kg

Dmitry also takes a moment to talk about his own history, weightlifting, and CrossFit.

Dmitry Klokov:
-Olympic Games Silver Medal 2008
-World Champion 2005
-European champion 2010

Dmitry Klokov YouTube channel:

TABATA SONGS. “Let the Music be your Coach”

Filmed at Santa Cruz Strength in Santa Cruz, CA

Filmed by David Leys

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

What is the Tabata Protocol? Twenty seconds of sprint/work, ten second rest, for four 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.

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