View Full Version : How detrimental is HIIT to muscle growth?
04-16-2006, 04:25 AM
Heading says it all really! Also, is going for a jog with a 5 mintues warm up, then 15 mintues of HIIT, then a 9 mintues walk/jog back home gonna cause too much trouble, or should it always be 25 mins total, including two 5 mintues warm ups?
04-16-2006, 08:10 AM
15 minutes for your first time might be too much. Shoot for 5.
HIIT is good for muscle growth.
HIIT is NOT detrimental for muscle growth.. in fact it enhances it... and there is lots of proof out there.. look at some of the links that Anthony posted in a previous HIIT Thread..
Only the long endurance cardio breaks down your ability to build muscle & strength efficiently.
04-16-2006, 09:36 AM
Ahhh, cool. As for dropping the time, that might be ok for running, as i'm new to doing it on running, but iwas doing something like HIIT for a while on my bike(without realising it), generally because I was an unfit ****er, and could only do short bursts of speed! Also, does this mean I should do HIIT everyday before doing weights?
04-16-2006, 10:53 AM
No, don't do it every day. A true HIIT session is similar to a weight training session. Depending on the rest of your routine, 1-3 times a week is plenty.
04-16-2006, 03:21 PM
Ok, cool. Are you sure it doesn't burn any muscle? Also, won't it create a calorie deficit, meaning I have to eat to replenish the calories? And therefore negating the point of it to burn fat?
04-16-2006, 06:08 PM
I've tried searching, and I believe there is an article (but can't find it), but what exactly is HIIT?
Can someone shoot me a link?
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