The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Itís no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

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  1. #1
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    Why do HIIT on leg days?

    All articles I have read on HIIT or any high intensity cardio have all said to do it on your leg day. The problem is, if I do it before my leg workout, my legs usually feel drained and I have to cut my workout short. If I do it after my leg workout...well, I usually have trouble walking after my workout, so you can guess how that goes...

    So it seems to me that doing HIIT on your leg day is the worst day possible to do it. Thoughts?
    Last edited by Notorious; 11-09-2007 at 03:42 PM.

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    I am by no means an expert, but I think it's due to the fact that your legs wouldn't ever be able to recover if you were doing weights one day and HIIT on your legs the next.

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    The earliest I could do it is about 4.5 hours before I lift. Should I just stick with that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Notorious View Post
    The earliest I could do it is about 4.5 hours before I lift. Should I just stick with that?
    that should be fine.

    I dot my HIIT around 7 am then i do my weights around 3-4pm
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    The argument for doing it after would be that you could give the squats and deads more effort and also isn't there an issue about free-floating fatty acids be more 'mobilized' after anaerobic exericse (ie weightlifting)-

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    I squat pretty much daily and have 1-2 HIIT sessions, usually sprinting on track.

    You should be more than able to have a leg day and HIIT sperately, or you can do them both.
    Being a strong teenager means nothing.

    My wrists hurt, but some people don't have wrists to be sore. My knees have tendinitis, but some people don't have legs to get tendinitis in. I seem to be going backwards with training, yet some people can't even walk let alone lift 400 pounds on a daily basis.

    Dust out the vagina, and keep on lifting.

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