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HIIT - Your Input, Views, Experiences!

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2003/10/18 22:05:15 (permalink)

HIIT - Your Input, Views, Experiences!

Hi there,

After reading a few threads here on MT ive became more and more interested in HIIT and its effects on metabolism and Fat loss. However in the midst of the info i have found quite a few disputes on how it is performed and the results seen from the HIIT. Due to this i seek your honest opinion on this type of traning and what effects one could gain on a HIIT routine.


Ive read the following Article.
[url='http://www.musclemedia.com/training/hiit.asp']HIIT Article - Musclemedia.com[/url]


Despite answering my queries i think this post could also serve as a place to re-direct others to with HIIT questions. Please share your experiences.

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    Valhalla
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    RE: HIIT - Your Input, Views, Experiences! 2003/10/19 13:57:45 (permalink)
    taking into consideration the way your phrased your reply J5 i cannot help but feel you abused your status on this board to throw out an "arrogant" one sided view that not only didn't shed much light on the subject but also tried to make a mock of me.....

    Personally i never take words as gospel in any traning matter due to various conditions of a persons structure and pre-disposition! Its becuase of this i sought out experiences and un-biased views on how HIIT has personally effected yourselves.

    Nothing is ever obvious, if we took everything as it was we wouldn't stive to advance.
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    RE: HIIT - Your Input, Views, Experiences! 2003/10/19 21:58:23 (permalink)
    Cheers scruffy ,Wasn't just me then.


    i can understand some of you guys must get sick if a question is asked alot.

    no hard feelings huh.

    Back on with the thread, if anyone wishes to post i'd be most grateful! any links to sites are also welcome!



    Im sure other would welcome the read too.

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    RE: HIIT - Your Input, Views, Experiences! 2003/10/20 10:08:18 (permalink)
    Sorry for the misunderstanding J5 [:p].


    Ive gotta wait another 2 month yet before i try out some HIIT. Although im itching to try some out now, and should really! i havn't done cardio for umm... never! my heart wont thank me much i know but being a skinny assed ecto is tough. Plus my metabolism is extremelly fast!

    J5 your answer is A from what ive read on HIIT. Thing i wanted to know is how to conduct it with different body structures and training methods. As mentioned above im a classic Ecto and nothing never applies to me and always needs changing!
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    RE: HIIT - Your Input, Views, Experiences! 2003/10/20 12:53:23 (permalink)
    In my experience I believe HIIT to be the best fat burning method of cardio vascular exercise, and much less time consuming, but I wouldn't be so convinced if the goals were different, e.g. if someone were training for stamina or aptitude in a particular field.

    I'm not saying it still isn't best, I'm just saying that I don't know that it is. I'd also be interested if anyone has a view on using HIIT with these or any other goals in mind.
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    RE: HIIT - Your Input, Views, Experiences! 2003/10/20 15:19:27 (permalink)
    3-style.

    I've actually tried the HIIT programme from the link you posted.

    I can honestly say that I found it excellent. Going flat out gave me a shock but as the article says this type of training is a lot more pleasing that sitting on a stationery bike going nowhere.

    Unfortunately I had to stop this HIIT programme as I developed shin splints. But, I will start it up again!

    It is a great form of aerobics in my opinion.

    One thing worth adding is that many people on this board believe that the programme outlined in the weblink is actually HIT and not HIIT. I am NOT one of these people though...
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    RE: HIIT - Your Input, Views, Experiences! 2003/10/20 18:17:24 (permalink)
    quote:
    Scruffy, that was just meant as humour not sarcasm and 3-style it was not aimed at you, your question was a good one and it needs asking again and again for people to get it into their heads. Why is it that nothing I say on this board is interpreted correctly? The way I speak does not translate at all well to writing, it just comes across as arrogant and sarcastic.



    mailed you mate..
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    RE: HIIT - Your Input, Views, Experiences! 2003/10/23 13:26:54 (permalink)
    Hey, how much faster would one see results using HIIT rather than regular fat burning cardio?

    (ie: A comparison of somebody who does HIIT 3 times a week, to someone who does cardio sessions 10 times a week for 50 minutes.)
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    RE: HIIT - Your Input, Views, Experiences! 2003/10/23 13:47:56 (permalink)
    Hi all. I've been doing interval training since my first personal training session about 2 years ago. I definitely find it improves my general fitness a lot quicker than the long runs and after 12 mins on the treadmill with 4, 30 minute intervals from 17 to 20 KPH I'm pretty knackered! I find that when I do this twice a week and then two longer, slower cardio sessions I'm fitter and as my breathing and heart rate are slower for the long sessions I should burn more fat during them.

    I'm not a true body-builder like you guys obviously but try it, my trainer uses the technique for girls and guys alike, obviously depending on their goals, and seems to get good results.
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    RE: HIIT - Your Input, Views, Experiences! 2003/10/23 18:26:21 (permalink)
    if you want to be fit and lose fat and gain muscle

    #1 lift weights
    #2 do HIIT

    i do it, top athelets do it. we both get good results. end of IMO.

    HIIT is great. i wrote an article a long time ago on all forms of aerobic training and its [i think] still a sticky in the begginers forum. HIIT is looked at in that. have a look.

    rob
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    RE: HIIT - Your Input, Views, Experiences! 2003/10/24 14:31:20 (permalink)
    Yeah, it's still a sticky, I re-read it the other day...good article. Maybe it should be copied or re-posted as a sticky here ?
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    RE: HIIT - Your Input, Views, Experiences! 2003/11/08 22:00:17 (permalink)
    whats the best time of day to do it? Everyone says do cardio in the morning, i can barely drag myself out of bed in the morning, dunno about you.
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    RE: HIIT - Your Input, Views, Experiences! 2003/11/09 01:14:56 (permalink)
    Performing cardio in the morning may be slightly more beneficial but in my opinion it is best to do the cardio at the time that suits you best.
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    RE: HIIT - Your Input, Views, Experiences! 2003/11/09 02:35:08 (permalink)
    I think HIIT is overrated... IMO, yes, it works, but so does long-duration cardio. Both will achieve similar results, it's just long-duration cardio takes much longer for one session - which is why it seems less attractive. But to tell you the truth, I actually prefer it over HIIT because you can't mess it up. In order for HIIT to be effective, you have to truly go flat out every time. In order to do that, you need a crapload of energy - something that is really hard to always have when cutting. WIth long duration cardio, you don't need any energy at all to do 60 minutes on a cross-trainer. You just need 60 minutes of good music, or you will drive yourself crazy :-) AGain, this is all from personal experience though - I haven't seen any better results doing HIIT than doing regular cardio - both have cut the weight just the way I Wanted it to, which is what I think is important in the end.
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