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Best method of cardio

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2003/12/28 05:33:54 (permalink)

Best method of cardio

I've been reading up on the board and have seen that the short sprints followed by intervals of rest is probably the best cardio. I tried it on the treadmill today but that was impossible considering it takes a while for the speed on it to come up and down so tommorrow I'm buying a stopwatch and am going running at the park. I saw two different methods though and was wondering which youguysthought would be better.

20 seconds of sprinting followed by ten seconds of rest for twenty minutes

1 minute of sprinting followed by four minutes of rest for 25 minutes

When I sprint for the short times should I go all out? I'm assuming yes. How bout the rest? Should I jog or walk at a steady pace?

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    RE: Best method of cardio 2003/12/28 14:49:29 (permalink)
    you are refering to HIIT i presume, if so your understanding of it is wrong. it is not rest, you just lower the intensity to about 40-50% of your MHR. the first one you mentioned is not correct at all.

    it would be more like this:

    30sec-2minMHR, 1-6min40-50%MHR

    and that goes for any activity, boxing/running/cycling/rowing etc etc

    read my article [sticky at top of this forum] and scroll down to HIIT, there is an example routine there.
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