HIIT / Interval Training

Discussion in 'Training' started by The13ig13adWolf, May 2, 2006.

  1. smuggie

    smuggie Maureen aka Mo

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    It's not a good idea. You need time to recover between HIIT sessions.
     
  2. traceyD

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    I always compare HIIT to labour. After it''s finished you vow you'll never do that again, but after a while you're right back at it actually looking forward to it. Well sort of!
     
  3. Aurora

    Aurora I am not a team player

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    Great thread gotta start this in a couple weeks and the article plus the commentary have really reinforced some excellent points! Thanks guys!
     
  4. ElisabethC

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    I was wondering if Thunder or someone else could provide a link or tell me where I can find the articles mentioned in the beginning of this thread. I'd like to read more about the effectiveness of HIIT. Thank you!
     
  5. ElisabethC

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  6. Leah

    Leah Well-Known Member

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  7. Erik

    Erik Admin

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    :ban:

    The first one was written by me.
     
  8. Leah

    Leah Well-Known Member

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    :lol3:
     
  9. ElisabethC

    ElisabethC Member

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    Thanks Leah and Thunder.
     
  10. jdcii

    jdcii Being humbled everyday

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    I may have missed this, how many times a week is this recommended?
     
  11. PowerManDL

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  12. Erik

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    Depends on the context of the rest of your program. It's not like traditional cardio where you just do more and more and more and more and more. Starting at a couple times a week is good.
     
  13. jdcii

    jdcii Being humbled everyday

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    Doing the 3 day full body and you need to lose fat. Twice a week good?
     
  14. Erik

    Erik Admin

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    1. The training is too much volume - reduce the sets on the heavy day. And you could eliminate the deads.

    2. You could just start with the 2x/week HIIT and add some SS cardio on 1 or 2 other days.
     
  15. jdcii

    jdcii Being humbled everyday

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    I appreciate the advice, but I feel completely stupid. How do you know what is the correct amount of volume? If I read you correctly, you said to drop the dead lifts; as in don't do them. Speak to me as I know nothing, I'm quickly finding out I truly know very little.
     
  16. Denny_J

    Denny_J New Member

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    Amen. The more I read here, the less I find that I know, or understand. Just glad to find this place.
     
  17. funnyesq

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    Curious, what are some of the HIIT speeds that y'all are doing?

    I tried 6.5/4.0 a 1:3...got about 5-6 cycles of that. Goal is 10-15 cycles right that would be about 20-30 minutes.

    Doesn't sound very fast but it seems to get my HR up there. I think I can handle 7.0 and will try that. The idea is FAST, all out. At the moment though I want to have a few cycles.
     
  18. nutka

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    I do 9.8-10@3-4% incline for 20 secs, and off on sides for 40s. Typical session is 12-15 cycles.
     
  19. DarrylLicke

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    by off on the sides to you mean you hop off and just wait? How do you get back on without looking....uh foolish?
     
  20. Erik

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    Jump back on mid stride? Using the hand railings for support.
     

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