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wesmantooth
07-30-2008, 02:11 PM
I tried finding info on this but couldn't. Hopefully this isn't a dumb question-- I started HIIT; I just run at the local track. 15 seconds on 40 seconds recover. First off, how many days a week should I be doing this? Also, depending on that answer, can I also do maybe a half hour of elliptical or a 10 mile bike ride as well? I enjoy riding the bike on hot days, but will sacrifice this if it will fall under 'over training'. I lift 4 days a week...M T T F, if that matters Thanks for any info you can give me.

backseatwitme13
07-30-2008, 03:18 PM
wat are your goals? are you getting in shape for sports? just wanna be healthy?

wesmantooth
07-30-2008, 08:57 PM
Well, I really am just trying to get healthy..get my 6 pack back. I don't play sports anymore. Organized anyway. I just try to keep up with my son in his sports.

backseatwitme13
07-30-2008, 09:29 PM
you should be fine. depending on how hard you lift and run, you probably wont overtrain. just make sure you have 2-3 rest days, and listen to your body, if it feels like ur overtraining, take it down a notch.

40 Nunc
07-30-2008, 10:08 PM
Google HIIT. I think you'll find a program that works for your needs... Done correctly there isn't much need for the other cardio if your goal is to burn fat and expose the 6-pack (I'm not saying stop the other cardio) I think the 15 seconds on 40 seconds off is geared more towards sprinters. I had great results with a 5 minute warm-up getting my HR (heart rate) above 130 and 5 intervals 1 minute on (HR 180+) 1 minute off (HR 150-)... Good luck.

Coachmanor
08-18-2008, 08:36 PM
HIT is very good, but you may try sprint training for cardio.