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    JDrake301
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    Kind of confused about HIIT

    I've heard a lot about HIIT but never really found out what it is. Does anyone have any workouts involving it. Or even a websitE???


    - JIM

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    Kind of confused about HIIT

    Ok, say if you were going to run for 10 minutes on a treadmill.

    Go at 4.0 mph for 1 minute
    go at 7 mph for 30 seconds
    go 4 mph for 1 minute
    go 7 mph for 30 seconds
    go 4 mph for 1 minute
    go 7 mph for 30 secs
    go 4 mph for 1 min
    go 7 mph for 30 secs
    go 4 mph for 1 min
    go 7 mph for 30 secs
    go 4 mph for 1 min
    go 7 mph for 30 secs
    go 4 mph for 1 min

    That's 10

    That should be pretty self explanatory, post any other questions you may have.

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    Kind of confused about HIIT

    Errm, if 7mph is High Intensity for you that is...

    Best bet is just to google it and check a few articles. Its not so much a training program as it is a type of training program, the actual methods differ between them. The concept is to warm up and then do a short amount of High Intensity effort, followed by a recovery effort and then repeat a number of times.

    So you might do 3-5 mins warmup and then sprint for 30 seconds and then walk/jog for 60-90 seconds and then sprint again and so on. Do as many as you can (may well only be 4 or 5 first time) and over time try to do more until you get up to doing it for about 20 minutes. Actual sprint/rest periods can differ from programs and how you do them (for instance inside on a treadmill it takes time to windup and slowdown the speed, so 15 second sprints would be a waste as you'd spend all that time speeding up and slowing down, but if you're outside running on a track then 60 seconds could be too long to maintain a high intensity effort).

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    Kind of confused about HIIT

    It was an example. I couldn't think of what my normal setting on a treadmill is. It's just a set of two random numbers. [img]tongue.gif[/img]

    (Not being a jerk, but 4 and 7 were the first two #s that popped in my head)

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    Kind of confused about HIIT

    Yeah, but random numbers dont help. Fast and slow help, but its very individual what those numbers are. Jim could spend a month doing 4/7 and wondering why HIIT is so easy or wonder if he might as well give up if he cant match those numbers.

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    Kind of confused about HIIT

    OK, I'm sorry Jim, find numbers to replace the ones I gave you, but the framework is still there (I.E. 1 min slow, 30 sec fast). Ideally the lower number should be a jog and the higher should be almost a sprint, so you spend the next minute of the jog recovering from the sprint so you can do it again.

    I never meant for you to use the numbers, just for them to provide a framework for the workout.

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    JDrake301
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    Kind of confused about HIIT

    Ok Ok sounds good, thanks for the input guys.

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