Originally Posted by Scrumhalf
Tabatas and weights should not mix IMO. One of two things will happen. Either you will back off on the intensity which kinda defeats the whole point of Tabatas, or your form will deteriorate and you will get injured.
I would stick with bodyweight for Tabatas, or else get a weighted vest if you need to add resistance.
Sorry, I think I wrote it wrong again.
Doh. I meant should I do tabata (just body weight) or go with a regular squats with weights. It's a choice of one or the other, not combining both.
Originally Posted by sonick
You are 5' 10" and 140lbs. Do some real squats and don't be worried about gaining some weight. Even with 15 more pounds you'll still be skinny.
I'm not worried about gaining weight, I just don't want to bulk up. As someone said earlier, shed the fat and the muscles should show so that would help in toning and being cut I guess. I wouldn't mind gaining weight or extra pounds of muscle as long as I do have to size up in my clothes afterwards.