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Anyone doing Hiit?

PostPosted: Wed Mar 05, 2008 7:07 pm
by Ken K
I've been reading alot about Hiit(high intensity interval training)lately, and It seems to make alot of sense. I tried a short workout on the elliptical today and it definitely kicked my butt. :oops: Anyone else trying this? Ken

PostPosted: Thu Mar 06, 2008 6:31 am
by Admin
Hi intensity interval training? Yeah try simplefit I hear it is good :)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High-inten ... l_training

Here is some good info that is hiit but platform independent
http://www.simplefit.org/phpbb/viewtopi ... t=cosgrove




The Routine:



Warm up for five minutes



Round: Perform 1 minute as fast as you can (a level 9 or 10 intensity – on a scale of 1-10).

Recover at a moderate pace for two minutes (a level 6-7 intensity).

That’s one “round” – and it lasts three minutes



Cool down for five minutes



Now alongside the weight training and nutrition program included in this e-book – I also want you to perform the Afterburn Energy System Routine several times each week. These workouts can be done after your weight training workouts, later the same day or on separate days. What I don’t want you to do is to perform these routines BEFORE weight training. This will reduce the effectiveness of your program.



· Weeks One to Four: Perform three rounds, three times per week.

The total cardio time will be 19 mins per workout including warm up and cool down.



· Weeks Five to Eight: Perform four rounds, four times per week.

The total cardio time will be 22 mins per workout including warm up and cool down.



· Weeks Nine to Twelve: Perform five rounds, four times per week.

The total cardio time will be 25 mins per workout including warm up and cool down.



· Weeks Thirteen to Sixteen: Perform six rounds, five times per week.

The total cardio time will be 28 mins per workout including warm up and cool down.





This type of cardio training performed as prescribed, typically results in a 1-2lb fat loss per week. So over a sixteen week period, depending on your dedication to nutrition, supplementation and your weight training routine, we are looking at a possible loss of at least 16-30 plus lbs of fat.

PostPosted: Sat Mar 08, 2008 1:28 pm
by agoodlysize
I started this routine (afterburn) to supplement the Simplefit program, and it was very, very effective. My only advice is to switch what equipment you use each time you do it. If you used the treadmill, hop on a bike. If you did the bike, run outside. Keeps things from getting boring, and it keeps you from plateauing

PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 2008 4:27 pm
by madmantu
HIIT is a great fast loss method. I perform HIIT 3 times a week(not on consecutive days). In just less than a month I blasted 13 pounds off my body and got back down to 155.

My HIIT workouts now consist of:
30 seconds of High Intensity full body movements(burpees and the like)
followed by 30 seconds of moderately active rest(jogging in place or shadow boxing) for 7 rounds.
thats 14 minutes of HIIT.

Give it a try.