View Full Version : HIIT cardio

04-28-2003, 06:35 AM
This weekend I actually went to try it.
I went on a treadmill and started turning the speed up and down every 15 seconds. It sucks a big one if you ask me cause changing it constantly is a real pain. I managed to keep doing it for 20 minustes.
There were not that many people at the gym, so I've decided to try runing on it for 15 seconds and jumping off. Now this worked a lot better, but some people looked at me like an idiot...
How do you do it?

04-28-2003, 06:41 AM
just ignore those other people, and yah jumping on and off would work but might be a bit dangerous heh

04-28-2003, 06:52 AM
who says you have to do it on a treadmil? go outside and run! :D

04-28-2003, 07:09 AM
LOL! Ya dude, doing it outdoors is better.

04-28-2003, 09:01 AM
I am sorry, but there is no way you'll see me running outside. It's just not me, I make fun of people that stop at a red light and keep jumping around.

04-28-2003, 11:18 AM
is there a local gym or track you could run at?

04-28-2003, 11:24 AM
See if your treadmill allows you to enter your speed without using those up and down arrows. I can quickly punch in my speed and start my running and then enter the lower speed 45 secs to 1 minute later for walking brisk again.

04-28-2003, 11:44 AM
Originally posted by big_geek
How do you do it?

I also do HIIT on the treadmill. I have trouble getting my HR high enough with other activities, and there are few good places to run outside where I live. I usually do 1 min on / 1 min off type intervals, so I am not changing the speed as often as you are. I also switch between a sprint and a comfortable jog. There is only a 3-5mph difference between my high and low speeds. If I type in the speed on the treadmill rather than use arrows, then the speed changes quickly.

04-28-2003, 11:52 AM
What I've been doing lately is ramping it up to the highest speed, running till I'm about to pass out, then hitting the emergency stop button and jumping off.

Then I'll rest 60 seconds, jump back on, and hit start....on these treadmills, it puts you back at the last speed.

04-28-2003, 12:07 PM
How long do you have to do each HIIT workout session for to get decent results? Is ten minutes a day enough?

04-28-2003, 12:27 PM
I don't judge it by time any more. I just guage it by how many sprints I do.

04-28-2003, 12:29 PM
and how many would that be?

04-28-2003, 12:31 PM
However many I get done.

04-28-2003, 12:33 PM
I've just started, but I use an elliptical trainer with resistance turned down to 0. I watch the time and I go for 15 seconds as fast as I can possibly handle, then I slow down my pace for another 45 seconds, rinse and repeat. I can do about 5 of these after my leg workouts before I die. I imagine starting fresh I could do a bit more.