HIIT Question

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  1. Trickypants

    Trickypants OT Supporter

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    Is doing the recommended HIIT (from the sticky) just good for somebody who is in good shape already or for even extremely obese people (such as myself)?

    I know it's said to burn fat at a more effective rate but doing 5 minutes of that just makes me wonder....:hsd:

    (excuse ignorance)
     
  2. BlinginAssRims

    BlinginAssRims Now I'm blaumped out

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    I'll answer this in a round about fashion
    when i was a fatty i would jog as far as i could and then do HIIT the way back home. it worked wonders. Now that i'm not a fatty I still do this, and it still seems to be extremely effective.
     
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    how extremely obese are we talkin here? if you are in really really really really bad shape, HIIT isn't for you. start with something low impact and work your way up - ride a bike for a while or do some incline walking
     
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    yeah if you're in the 300 lb range i wouldn't fucks wit it.
     
  5. Trickypants

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    Sorry, was being a bit self-deprecating....I'm 6'5"/270....I have been doing thirty+ minutes of cardio and about an hour and a half/two hours of basketball so I'm not really extremely obese....just have high body fat and wondering if HIIT is the best way to lose....
     
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    when i was overweight i started out on the threadmill with the following workout(i found it in a muscle and fitnes magazine):

    minute 1-10 at 6 mph
    minute 10-30 at 8mph and 4mph (alternating every minute)
    minute 30-35 at 6mph
    minute 35-42 at 9mph and 3 mph (alternating every minute)
    minute 42-45 at 3 mph (cool down)

    this was last year, back then i was 5'8 190 lbs, now i've gone down to 158 lbs and i love it, i still do a modified version of the workout everyday, try it out it worked very well for me. i know it might seem intense with the 8mph and 9mph but it's really not that bad. good luck
     
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    i weigh 255 and am about 30%...I should be ok, right? I lift about 3 times a week and have recently started doing 20 mins of cardio 2-3x week...but need to step it up...
     
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    Man, those mph's are pretty shocking for me.....:hsd:

    Might have to wait till I'm down a bit weight wise....wouldn't wanna accidentally knock somebody else off their machine when my side-flab got a-flyin'....:noes:
     
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    I'm gonna try and jump up to the 8-10 minutes of HIIT tonight as listed in the sticky....if I'm not back tomorrow my heart exploded :o :mamoru:
     
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    6'5 and 270 and you called yourself extremely obese

    ::runs and hide before finding out what 6'4 - 295lbs is::
     
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    I used to be 6'5" 350+ (the scale only goes up so high.....I was 350 and over by the trademark :hsugh: )....
     
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    i was once 6'0" and 305 :hsugh:
     
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    And now?
     
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    :wavey:

    edit: i was actually down to 228 last year before Nov, but let myself go between then and Feb of this year. When I started to work out again, it was the beg. of Feb, and I was at 240. Since then, I've been lifting (no cardio) and hit 260 last week. I weighed in at 255 after starting cardio (20 mins 3x a week) this week.

    Yesterday I did 20 minutes of the ellpitical machine at lunch, and then last night after work did a HIIT session. I need to cut desperately.
     
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    :doh:!!!! I'm an idiot....sorry :hsd:

    I need to cut and bulk at the same time.....it jus tsometimes gets pretty ovewhelming. Thankfully got F&N's advice to help me out....:wiggle:
     
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    i have an unnatural fear of cutting...like i'm afraid i will get incredibly small or something.

    sadly, you can't really cut and bulk at the same time.
    I have put on some fat, but a lot of muscle mass and strength in the last few months. now i need to focus on losing the fat, but try to maintain some of that muscle i've gained.

    Yeah, OTFN can be a great source of advice, and it's entertaining too.

    You should check out this book I just picked up, The New Rules of Lifting, by Lou Schuler and Alwin Cosgrove. Tons of good info there.
     
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    :coold:

    Yeah I know I need to spend more time on the weights vs. the cardio....just once you're focused on a number on a scale for so long it takes awhile to get yourself out of that mentality :hsd:
     
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    focus on the way your pants fit, the way you look in the mirror, the weights you are lifting, and the level of cardio you are doing. those factors can be much greater motivators than scale readings.
     
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