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2015/02/24 18:53:09 (permalink)
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HIIT vs SSCV what do you do and why?

Im currently entered in the SUC and have started doing cardio.  I know the calorie measures on the machine are inaccurate but they provide a guidance for how equivilent each session was.
 
So a few recent workouts all burning 330 cals.
 
Pure HIIT - 5 mins steady then 15 secs sprint 45 sec steady repeat 10 times.  5 mins steady to finish.  20 mins total
Pure SSCV - easy away for 30 mins
 
Builder - 5 mins level 5, 5 mins level 10, 5 mins level 15, 3 mins level 10, 2 mins level 15. Total 20 mins.
 
Which will have the most effect on body comp?  Or is that bro science?
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Re: HIIT vs SSCV what do you do and why? 2015/03/02 07:25:11 (permalink)
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I dont think those calculators on the cardio machines take HIIT into account.  The basic algorithm is pretty simple.

Where di you get the 15/45 second intervals from?  The 2 main methods use either 20/10 for 8 cycles or 60/75 for 12 cycles (fast/slow respectively).

I don't know how critical it is to stick to those exact interval times though.
 
One thing about HIIT is that it is supposed to increase your rest metabolic rate and allow you to burn more calories for the rest of the day.
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Re: HIIT vs SSCV what do you do and why? 2015/04/08 18:20:12 (permalink)
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I like SSCV. I think personal preference is most important
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Re: HIIT vs SSCV what do you do and why? 2015/04/08 19:58:52 (permalink)
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Do both.

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Re: HIIT vs SSCV what do you do and why? 2015/04/08 20:02:29 (permalink)
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From what I understand, in a fasted state SSCV, if not HIIT.
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Re: HIIT vs SSCV what do you do and why? 2015/04/08 20:20:03 (permalink)
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makaveli1971 1996
Do both.



This.
 
Or do whichever you enjoy / have time for.

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Re: HIIT vs SSCV what do you do and why? 2015/04/08 20:33:39 (permalink)
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HIIT.... more bang for your buck for me, and simpler to fit in

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Re: HIIT vs SSCV what do you do and why? 2015/04/10 21:11:52 (permalink)☄ Helpfulby M2tan 2015/07/24 20:28:16
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dazc has provided some really good information in dazzz's journal about this, take a look:
 
http://www.muscletalk.co.uk/The-long-game-my-story-in-pics-pg1-m5295568-p2.aspx 
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Re: HIIT vs SSCV what do you do and why? 2015/04/10 21:26:51 (permalink)☄ Helpfulby M2tan 2015/07/24 20:28:20
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Elaborating from my first post, it really does depend on what you want, if it's fat loss then cardio simply isn't necessary at all, however a calorie deficit is, as that's what creates your loss, sure cardio can help you get into more of a deficit but it can also eat away at your hard earned muscle for fuel since you're already on low calories not to mention hindering your recovery from strength training workouts.

When cutting or entering into any calorie deficit, you want to be preserving muscle mass as best you can and keeping the intensity to your training high, to help keep that muscle you've worked hard to earn, and you certainly have more chance of doing that by keeping cardio to a bare minimum.

I always go by how I feel, so some weeks I may do no cardio at all, other weeks a session or two, or even just a light walk as that won't effect recovery much at all, but as said it's the deficit that counts and keeping your strength up to preserve muscle mass that will serve you best, how you try to go about achieving this is your choice, but many fail miserably and end up losing more pounds of muscle than they should have by doing too much cardio while in a deficit.

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Re: HIIT vs SSCV what do you do and why? 2015/04/23 11:18:42 (permalink)
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HIIT - Need less time, numerous studies have shown it's better for fat burning, and most of all it's way less boring than LISS.
 
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Re: HIIT vs SSCV what do you do and why? 2015/04/23 11:50:40 (permalink)
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Personally I do both, because it they suit my training goals in different ways (fasted SSCV for fat loss, HIIT/fartlek/intervals/hill sprints for cardio improvement).
 
But, if cutting and retaining muscle is your primary goal then makaveli has hit the nail on the head there.

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