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big_geek
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?

Bryan
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

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

Ironman8
04-28-2003, 07:09 AM
LOL! Ya dude, doing it outdoors is better.

big_geek
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.

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

BennettBoy
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.

aka23
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.

PowerManDL
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.

MeLiftWeight
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?

PowerManDL
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.

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

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

galileo
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.