Does Martial Arts Count As Hiit?

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  1. Aradia

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    I only have about 40 minutes in the gym each workday... If I do martial arts (kicks and punches) in the evening at home, does that count as HIIT? I have a 3 year old son...and I'm single, so I am limited at night also.

    Trying to get my BMI down by 2% is HIIT effective for that?
    Anything would be helpful...I couldn't find this info in the archives:hs:
     
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    Depends, but I would say no most of the time
     
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    Crap...what should I do, then?
     
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    Do you already have cardiovascular health? (IE:At least 30mins of cardio at 70-75% MHR)
     
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    ahhh...I tried. :hsugh:
     
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    I am in pretty good cardio shape
     
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    yea :wiggle: ...I want to do HIIT to get my BMI down by 2%...but don't know how...or if that is effective.
     
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    :wackit: You could use the bike, jump rope, sprinting, sled pulls, etc its all up to you
     
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    Can't do martial arts because it is not of long enough duration?
     
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    It really depends on how you do it, but as long as your heart rate is 180-185ish for 30-1min and you take a cooldown its fine
     
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    I don't know how doing martial arts would really qualify as HIIT but it can be decent cardio.
     
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    I found the site "crossfit" in another forum. I'll study it. thanks :)
     
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    But you dont need to drop 2% BMI your hot as hell already :h5:
     
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    I think I need HIIT...I'm not even sure. Newbi at the gym, too.
     
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    cavefish You ain't a crook son, you just a shook one

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    HIIT should be done on a track or something like an elliptical or stationary bike.
     
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    k...if I do it on a track...is it enough to do just on the weekends?... heh. Makes no damned sense, my arms are getting all buff, my abs are okay...but my butt...:ugh:...I am guessing that this HIIT stuff will work, worried about the duration and such.
     
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    Single Leg Workouts = Amazing Butt
     
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    cavefish You ain't a crook son, you just a shook one

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    HIIT shouldn't really be done more than 2-3x a week anyway. If you're looking to tone up your legs, butt, etc, start squatting.

    HIIT can help with fat loss but thats more dependant on diet than anything else.
     
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