HIIT Question...

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  1. Mischa

    Mischa Laugh. It won't kill you.

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    I already searched archives and read-up on it...

    I am just curious how often I should do it (I read three times a week) and what I should replace with it.

    (I am a small girl, 5'3, 109)

    Basically I lift m, w, f. right now, I do intervals on the elliptical for 20 min before on those days.

    On Tuesdays, I do ballet or jog four miles

    On Thursdays, I jog 4 miles

    On Saturdays, I do yoga

    Sundays off.

    I don't mind giving up the jogging for now, but once spring and summer hits, I will def need to do it once a week, it clears my mind.

    I read that you should do HIIT on your days off, so I am curious if anyone has any advice on when would be best to do it and if I should keep doing elliptical.

    I am trying to cut fat right now and not gain.
     
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    I don't understand how you can do HIIT and lift afterwards. That probably means that you should up the intensity. Plus, cardio after a weightlifting session helps more burn fat because there are more FFA and so on.
    I don't think your set up can be wrong though, it has a lot more to do with personal preference and you don't lift enough to go overboard and not get enough recovery.
     
  3. Mischa

    Mischa Laugh. It won't kill you.

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    no, i just do the interval setting on the elliptical machine before lifting. This was per my trainer.... (used him once)

    I want to do the HIIT sprints/jogs 3 x a week, but I am curious if I should do them on my days off and what i should do in place of the elliptical on days I do lift if I am doing HIIT on 3 other days.
     
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    take this with a grain of salt, but I say stop the pre-workout elliptical and jogging.

    just do hiit on the elliptical on your off days.

    if you want to jog later on, then scale back on something else (limit your hiit sessions for example).
     
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    why are you doing hit if you weigh 109 lbs?
     
  6. Mischa

    Mischa Laugh. It won't kill you.

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    because I have some areas I want to lose fat on.
     
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    I do HIT on M,W,F. On T,Th, I do circuit training. Cardio everyday before workout for 15 minutes.
     
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    It's as good if not better for cardiovascular health and it takes less time to have the same results (but it can be annoying as hell when you do it with intensity). The ''interval'' setting off the cardio machine sucks btw, you should do your own intervals. HIIT meant high intensity intermittent training and if you want to lift afterwards, my guess is that it's not intense.
    HIIT ftw.
     
  9. Mike McDermott

    Mike McDermott It's evolution, baby. OT Supporter

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    pics of you?
     
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    Uglybob69 I miss beer.

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    She posted here a while back I think, the thread got a little strange. :eek3:

    I could have been in another section though.
     
  11. Mischa

    Mischa Laugh. It won't kill you.

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    ha. yea, that is me.
     
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