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08-01-2006, 01:09 PM
I've started to do HIIT type training again, and have been doing 2 minute intervals. 4.0mph low speed, then 8.3-8.5mph high speed on the treadmill. 12 minutes total, 2 minute walk, 2 minute run, repeat. Then usually about 5 minutes to cool down and try not to puke. Should I switch it up to shorter one?

08-01-2006, 01:12 PM
What's your goal?

08-01-2006, 01:13 PM
Fat loss, cardio performance, general conditioning. Felt like I was going to die yesterday. Heart rate peaked out at over 170. Definately a workout.

08-01-2006, 01:16 PM
The general consensus is that shorter intervals are better. But lots of people make good progress with longer intervals.

08-01-2006, 01:18 PM
I recommend a heart rate monitor. Pick some reasonable interval times, and measure progress by recovery time of heart rate.