Can someone give me a sampling of an HIIT routine....
or if you are currently doing one, please share, cuz i'm not quite sure what HIIT entails vs. a normal cardio workout (besides greater intensity)
HIIT is pretty intense. While a given routine (say 30 second sprint 45 second jog) may be best it's not usually feasable for most beginners. When I do HIIT I do about 5 minutes of warmup jogging. Then I do a balls to the wall sprint for as long as I can (maybe 10 seconds at best). Then I jog until I'm recouperated enough to do another. I treat it like weights, progression is the key.Originally Posted by b1982
As my training progresses both sprinting time increases and rest time decreases. I progress well like this and would advocate HIIT to anyone for fatloss.
so can HIIT be incorporated indoors w/ the treadmill or other equipment?
Thanks for the link. great info
but im wondering man, does this stuff really work? 20 min, 3-5 times a week seems like so little...i know the advanced stuff will probably kick my ass but i remember doin interval training when i ran cross country in high school...we'd jog the curves and sprint the straightaways...i guess cuz we didnt do it too often, i didnt really see any effects from it.
I remember doing interval training in high school also. For track we did intervals and fartleks but never at the intensity I do them while cutting. We'd do around 75% of race pace on the fast section (I ran the 800m). Now I'm running at much higher relative intensity (5:00 minute mile is pretty fast for me now). Like the write-up noted, if you aren't tired/winded at the end, you probably aren't doing it hard enough. It is relative to everyone so you have to push yourself and gauge your progress on your results. If you aren't tired after the first session, up the pace.Originally Posted by b1982
GL with it and if you're bulking eat a lot more!
These last few weeks I've been doing 400m sprints. The goal to lean up considerably has been achieved, and I've found that my average times have gone from 1:25 to 1:15 despite the fact that I've been adding an extra 400 in each week. I have also improved enough to where I have run singles at 1:05, and if I put on track shoes on and didn't hold anything back, I could probably run a single in under a minute, which I am very happy with, considering the small amount I put in.
On to advice. Here's my training plan for the past few weeks:
March 27 – 3 x 400m 120 sec Rest Intervals
April 3 – 4 x 400m 120 sec RI
April 10 – 5 x 400m 120 sec RI
April 17 – 4 x 400m 120 sec RI
April 24 – 5 x 400m 90 sec RI
May 1 –6 x 400m 90 sec RI
May 8 – 7 x 400m 90 sec RI
May 15 – 5 x 400m 90 sec RI
March 30 - 3 x 400m 120 sec Rest Intervals
April 6 – 4 x 400m 120 sec RI
April 13 – 5 x 400m 120 sec RI
April 20 – 4 x 400m 120 sec RI
April 27 – 5 x 400m 120 sec RI
May 4 – 6 x 400m 90 sec RI
May 11 – 7 x 400m 90 sec RI
May 18 – 5 x 400m 90 sec RI
I usually try to average 1:18 on Sunday and then 1:15 on Wednesday, so that the progression is constant.
Last edited by KingJustin; 05-03-2005 at 10:06 PM.
and what effects are you looking for
somewhat what I eat...
Bizatch that is an interesting routine, i have a question though what are the RI's, im thinking seconds of rest, but do jog during those or what?
this may be a silly question, but how do you keep track of the intervals...in regards to time, are those digital workout watches equipped with interval timers or something? or do u kinda just count it out roughly in your head?
the specific time isnt that big of a deal...just try to guesstimate... or, if you do it on a stairmaster or on a bike, you can use the same intervals... for example, i do ten sec sprints, with 50 sec rest on the elliptical machine... its a total of 1 min, so its easy to follow!
and it IS intense... there are many times where i feel like im about to barf halfway through
this elliptical routine u do....how long do u go for total?Originally Posted by Big Bas
im up to 37 mins... that includes 5 minutes to warm up... when i hit 40 total minutes, i think im gonna try to up the resistance during sprints, and go for a shorter total timeOriginally Posted by b1982
i just started the HIIT and i find the 30 sec split works. It almost psychologically makes the time go by faster because your always pushing yourself just another 30 sec.