Thread: How do you take your HIIT?
3/12/2007 1:53pm, #1
How do you take your HIIT?
I want to incorporate some HIIT in my workout. I did some research and found that there as many ways to do this as there people who do it, from running intervals of various lengths to combinations of calisthenics and various forms of cardio.
So what does your HIIT look like?
3/12/2007 2:26pm, #2
I have workout ADD, so I'm all over the place. I use a mixture of Tabata intervals, minute drills, hill sprints, MMA rounds (3-5 minute rounds with 1 minute rests). Since you're into boxing, I highly recommend using the round length to structure your HIIT workouts since that's how you're going to be performing.
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3/12/2007 2:44pm, #3
I use Heart Rate.
I bring it up to 165 - 170, and bring it back down to 135.
I do this by doing sprints on the treadmill.
My cardio is through the roof because of it, and it mimics fighting.Originally Posted by Sifu Rudy Abel
3/12/2007 6:46pm, #4
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I have been doing the 20 sprint 10s light for 8 sets on the stationary bike. Nice and simple since I am out of shape.
Anthony, how long do you stay in each heartrate range?
3/12/2007 9:23pm, #5
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For me, I've been doing sprints as fast as possible (usually I can last for 50 to 60 secs) followed by 2 minutes brist walks, 1 minute run at a normal pace. I repeat that cycle for about 10 to 15 minutes. I'm forced to do this every other day due to shin splins.
Lately I've experimented with a 15% incline (that's as high as the threadmills I have available go). That really drains my gas tank, and after such a sprint I have to stop for 2 minutes after each sprint.
Other things I like to do is squats (20 reps) followed by 30 to 40 push ups followed up by chin ups or barbell rows. All of those nonstop with a 1 minute break in between for about an hour. After a few rounds of those, the push ups become a bitch. The trick is to do the push ups immediately after the squats, completing them as fast as possible.
I still gas out when rolling, but I'm doing much, much better after I started doing those (I must reckon my gassing out is more about not pacing myself and being a total spazz... I'm getting there, though.)
The week before my staph infection I was doing jumping push ups where you switch one and and the other on top of a medicine ball. At a fast pace (as they should be), those are a bitch... and I mean them in a good HIIT way.
I do burpees sometimes, but I hate them. If I do them, I do them at home, separate from my other workouts because they drain the **** out of me and can't do anything else with intensity after doing them.
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3/13/2007 9:25am, #6Originally Posted by Anthony
3/13/2007 9:47am, #7
I have been doing body combat because it is included im my gym memebrship and the class is a laugh too, it changes every 3 months so it doesn't get to repetitive http://www.lesmills.com/global/en/me...s-program.aspx
3/13/2007 9:54am, #8
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Tabatas on a rowing machine and sprints, hill sprints and stair sprints when I run.
I also do a power clean/push press combo in the gym and they kick my arse a bit too.
3/13/2007 9:54am, #9
Oh and I do intervals on the static bike too.
3/13/2007 10:40am, #10Originally Posted by NasalInfectionOriginally Posted by Sifu Rudy Abel