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2004/02/17 16:51:11 (permalink)
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Alternating HIIT and Steady State???

As the debate still rages about which one is better for fat-loss, would it be a productive idea to alternate the two, every other week?

In the past when I was a little less informed I tried doing cardio 6x a week (HIIT and 45mins both @ 3x a week) which resulted in severe muscle loss.

For example:

Week 1: HIIT 3x a week
Week 2: 45mins steady-state cardio 3x a week
and so on......

Cheers, Jock
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    RE: Alternating HIIT and Steady State??? 2004/02/18 14:52:15 (permalink)
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    coul do i suppose, what are your goals?
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    RE: Alternating HIIT and Steady State??? 2004/02/18 21:58:20 (permalink)
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    Cutting bro, with an aim to lose 4%bf.

    High protein, low carb, low fat diet.
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    RE: Alternating HIIT and Steady State??? 2004/02/19 10:17:27 (permalink)
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    wouldn't do you any harm at all. but i think the steady state cardio would be better done in 4-5sessions of 20-30minutes.

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    RE: Alternating HIIT and Steady State??? 2004/02/20 13:02:22 (permalink)
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    Thanks matey

    Just out of interest would alternating the two eg during the week work just as well?

    Example Week

    Sun: 30mins steady-state
    Tue: HIIT
    Wed: 30mins steady-state
    Fri: HIIT

    Would mixing them both up be beneficial? Or is only 2 sessions a week of each not enough to gain the maximum benefits they both have to offer?

    Cheers, Jock
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    RE: Alternating HIIT and Steady State??? 2004/02/23 15:25:35 (permalink)
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    BUMP!
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    RE: Alternating HIIT and Steady State??? 2004/02/23 15:53:50 (permalink)
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    no need to bump, i saw it. i have been thinking about the answer and trying to research it. but unfortuneatly....

    to be perfectly honest, thats a question i canot answer. there is to my mind, no research into the subject of any value and IMO, there would be no point in complicating your training like that.

    if you want a striaght answer, don't do it like that. but i have nothing other than logic to go by on this one.
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    RE: Alternating HIIT and Steady State??? 2004/02/23 17:26:08 (permalink)
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    Thanks for the input bro, I'll probably just mix it up like I said I would in the first post.
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