Discussion in 'Training' started by The13ig13adWolf, May 2, 2006.
It's not a good idea. You need time to recover between HIIT sessions.
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!
Great thread gotta start this in a couple weeks and the article plus the commentary have really reinforced some excellent points! Thanks guys!
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!
Not sure where erik got the first one but berardi's site is here: http://www.johnberardi.com/
The first one was written by me.
Thanks Leah and Thunder.
I may have missed this, how many times a week is this recommended?
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.
Doing the 3 day full body and you need to lose fat. Twice a week good?
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.
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.
Amen. The more I read here, the less I find that I know, or understand. Just glad to find this place.
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.
I do 9.8-10@3-4% incline for 20 secs, and off on sides for 40s. Typical session is 12-15 cycles.
by off on the sides to you mean you hop off and just wait? How do you get back on without looking....uh foolish?
Jump back on mid stride? Using the hand railings for support.