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    2 minute intervals

    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?
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    What's your goal?

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    Fat loss, cardio performance, general conditioning. Felt like I was going to die yesterday. Heart rate peaked out at over 170. Definately a workout.
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    The general consensus is that shorter intervals are better. But lots of people make good progress with longer intervals.
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    I recommend a heart rate monitor. Pick some reasonable interval times, and measure progress by recovery time of heart rate.

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