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?

By: Nick Tumminello Added: January 6th, 2014
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    Senior Member GhettoSmurf's Avatar
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    to those who have done HIIT

    ok, today was the first time i tried HIIT. I did it on an elliptical machine. i warmed up for ~4 minutes, then did i think about 7 intervals of sprinting for ~ 10 seconds then resting from between ~30-45 seconds. I then did a 3 minute cool down. I then followed my HIIT with a post-cardio shake of 1 scoop of whey (22g protein) and 60g of dextrose.

    Questions- when you guys do HIIT, do you guys almost feel as if your lungs just want to jump out of your chest? is that a sign that i did it intensely enough? i mean, to me when i was finished i just wanted to lay down and close my eyes for a bit. my legs felt like they do after a leg workout and my chest felt like it was going to explode.

    also, does my post-cardio shake look ok? or shiuld i subtract some of the carbs? add more protein? both? (currently 6'0, 150 pounds, BULKING)

    any advice would be appriciated.

    also, to add- i didnt have a way of checking my heart rate while i was doing HIIT. do you guys think it is important to know your heart-rate? or dont you guys concern yourselfs with it very much, and just go balls to the wall with your sprints?
    Last edited by GhettoSmurf; 06-21-2003 at 11:47 AM.
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    the uber monster Ed C.'s Avatar
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    It's your first time...the first time I did HIIT, I felt like I was going to die also.
    I am cool beyond all natural explanation.

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    First few times is always rough. It's normal, don't sweat it (no pun intended)

    Personally, I find sprinting the best form of HIIT.
    "It is often said, mainly by the "no-contests", that although there is no positive evidence for the existence of God, nor is there evidence against his existence. So it is best to keep an open mind and be agnostic. At first sight that seems an unassailable position, at least in the weak sense of Pascal's wager. But on second thought it seems a cop-out, because the same could be said of Father Christmas and tooth fairies. There may be fairies at the bottom of the garden. There is no evidence for it, but you can't prove that there aren't any, so shouldn't we be agnostic with respect to fairies?"

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    "Out of all of the sects in the world, we notice an uncanny coincidence: the overwhelming majority just happen to choose the one that their parents belong to. Not the sect that has the best evidence in its favour, the best miracles, the best moral code, the best cathedral, the best stained glass, the best music: when it comes to choosing from the smorgasbord of available religions, their potential virtues seem to count for nothing, compared to the matter of heredity. This is an unmistakable fact; nobody could seriously deny it. Yet people with full knowledge of the arbitrary nature of this heredity, somehow manage to go on believing in their religion, often with such fanaticism that they are prepared to murder people who follow a different one."


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    get off the elliptical and on the track... i was doing it on the elliptical for a while, then switched over, and found out what "high intensity" truly was

    also heartrate is of no concern, you can tell how hard you're going better than a machine can. the shake is also fine, from what i've read you're supposed to have the same post-workout shake as you would after lifting

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