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How exactly is HIT done?

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2005/07/31 22:46:14 (permalink)
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How exactly is HIT done?

I'm toying with doing it instead of my 145-150 fat burning, but don't know exactly how.

Anyone aware of any articles or just simply what you're meant to do? How long do you train high for? How long do you do the slower resting pace? How fast is the high intensity and resting pace? Do you know hwta I mean?

I'm sure it's easy when you know how, but I don't. Can someone help me?
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    Javy_Dae
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    RE: How exactly is HIT done? 2005/07/31 22:54:39 (permalink)
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    basically, H.I.T = high intensity training, i think your thinking of H.I.I.T high intensity interval training.

    training times
    depending on fitness level, HIIT training times can range from 4 mins, to 20mins.

    sprint/rest periods
    lets say you have lower fitness level (im not saying you do, purly for example) you would run at low to medium pace for 30seconds, then sprint for 10 to 15. the idea is, to decrease recovery time, and increase sprint time.

    so yoiu could go from
    total time 4mins
    recovary time : 3mins
    sprint time : 1min

    to

    total time=15 mins
    recovary time: 6mins
    sprint time : 9mins

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    RE: How exactly is HIT done? 2005/08/01 02:21:07 (permalink)
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    Thanks, mate. It's basically open ended and finding your own level then, and pushing on further and further? I'm just wondering how slow you go for recovery; is it like a brisk walk or more of a light jog?
    post edited by groovemeister - 2005/08/01 02:22:08
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    RE: How exactly is HIT done? 2005/08/01 02:32:29 (permalink)
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    In more precise terms its to do with heart-rate, I wait for mine to go down to about 120, at the beginning this means I can go for a slow jog, at the end it means im crawling ;)
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    RE: How exactly is HIT done? 2005/08/01 16:10:58 (permalink)
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    training times
    depending on fitness level, HIIT training times can range from 4 mins, to 20mins.

    There are so many variables in regards to intervals that it has no time limit! Sometimes i run 6x800m which takes me around an hour to complete whereas if i perform fartlek it could be anywhere from 30 mins to 80 mins. Other intervals may be 10x200m which would be over within 15 mins not including warmup and cooldown.

    As for resting times. Rest for as long as you think you need to rest. Each succesive training session should see you resting less and less or speeding up on the working part of the intervals as you progressively become fitter.
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    RE: How exactly is HIT done? 2005/08/01 19:42:28 (permalink)
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    OK, I'll try it out. Thanks for the help everyone!
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    RE: How exactly is HIT done? 2005/08/01 20:33:58 (permalink)
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    my current fave takes 15 mins all in. Warm up and cool down with 8 max sprints for 20 secs, and a 60 sec rest period. It's a killer but I can't help myself.
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    RE: How exactly is HIT done? 2005/08/02 01:41:56 (permalink)
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    Well, I did it earlier and I almost died. I felt sick and had a real problem catching my breath - I swear the air con's not set properly in the top floor (which has the CV equipment).

    I went for 2 mins rest and 45 sec sprints onn the cross-trainer but I had to cut down to 30 sec sprints after doing two of them. Am I right in saying that you are meant to sprint as fast as you possibly can (that's what I was doing)?
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    RE: How exactly is HIT done? 2005/08/02 01:51:35 (permalink)
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    Yeh, which is why you probably can't go for more than 20 seconds at a time.

    I'm currently doing exactly what dirtyvest does but I've had to increase the amount of intervals to 10 now as 8's become a bit easy.
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