Never tried with a hammer, try it and see how you feel. “Decent numbers” really depend on the person. Just don’t hurt yourself with that hammer. I don’t do thrusters anymore 'cuz I realized I was getting a bit dangerous with the weight over my head… F. Squats when at the gym, bw squats and burpees at home for me. [/quote]
Can I ask you to share the number of reps that you are getting with the front squats, bw squats, and burpees?
I am not trying to pry, just trying to get a roundabout number to aim for. As I said, I’ve read a shit ton about this, but there never seems to be any mention of what numbers people are achieving. Not that the number of reps should matter, I’m just interested in a ballpark.
Dan John wrote a great article on Tabatas for T-Nation. In that article he stated that for front squat and thruster tabatas, one should move up in weight when you hit 8 reps on the worst set.
From my expierience this is a good rule of thumb; I can determine if the weight is appropriate based on how I feel during and after the tabata.
I suggest you start doing them regularly and see what works for you. If you are not in a world of hurt by the third set, re-evaluate.
Thanks for the feedback… I am off to hurt myself for 4 minutes.