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Interval training to maintain weight / increase fitness

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Stu B
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2005/07/21 16:36:09 (permalink)

Interval training to maintain weight / increase fitness

Hi, wondered if you could help. I’m currently trying to bulk but have also just started cardio in order to increase my level of fitness. I want to gain weight but also feel I’d like to be a little fitter too.

I’ve started interval training, which I do once a week, for around 40 mins / session. The idea is that I won’t burn too many calories and still get to do some cardio work (I burn around 300 cals per session).

Does anyone see any problems with this? Also is it necessary to take any supps before / after the workout?
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    ToxicToffee
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    RE: Interval training to maintain weight / increase fitness 2005/07/21 16:43:05 (permalink)
    i see the session being too long at 40 minutes
    20 minutes is a general length of time for intervals, as long as you fuel for the effort there shouldnt be an issue, both before and after
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    RE: Interval training to maintain weight / increase fitness 2005/07/21 16:57:57 (permalink)
    What would you recommend to fuel with TT? I currently use Whey and Maltodextrin before and after weights. Would this be good for cardio too? I find Maltodextrin good as it has a high glycemic response so I get a bit of an energy boost.

    Is 40 mins really too much? I only get 2 different exercises done in this time (along with stretching, cool down, etc.)

    Cheers!
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    RE: Interval training to maintain weight / increase fitness 2005/07/22 10:10:22 (permalink)
    No, not too much time at all. It all depends what you are doing as intervals of course. But if it were say, basic track work, you would neeed to follow a protocol like this:

    Warm up 4 x 400m easy jog (5 mins)

    Stretches - A good 5 minutes maybe more.

    Intervals (20 mins).

    Warm down and stretches.

    That is going to take a good 40 minutes. This would be how I would tailor my track sprint sessions, but it would apply to most forms of interval sprints (rowing + cycling etc). Although HIIT seems a quick form of exercise, the strains it puts on the body and the amount of limbering up you should do to keep it safe often means that it is as time consuming as a longer, steady cardio session.

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