Should I do HIIT?

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    kungfuwoo New Member

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    I've realized that I often shy away from cardio because it takes so long to do, and I often run out of time at the gym after lifting. I'm not in very good cardio shape, but like the idea of HIIT....would I be adversly affecting my health by doing HIIT? I'd start off with the 4 min routine with 30 seconds sprint/jogging routine. Thanks.
     
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    and?
     
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    ok, so after more research, it seems better if I do more cardio first to build up my stamina.

    What should I do?
     
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    why the fuck does meds keep fucking following me around in every thread :ugh:

    he must be mentally retarded :ugh:
     
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    I started doing HIIT last week. Hopefully it works better than just running for me.
     
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    maybe I should stick to jogging for now to get my stamina up.
     
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    I heard some people say in this forum say that HIIT only works for 99.99% of people, hope you're one in a thoughsand I guess...

    I'd say instead of lifting heavy just make lifting more "cardio" intense. Like instead of doing sets of 3-10, start doing sets of 15 with less break times in between. I dunno though, never done it but a friend of mine is doing something like 20 set routines and said he's starting to lose weight pretty well. But then again this isn't to make you get stronger, just a suggestion for cutting I suppose. Anyone think otherwise? I could be wrong...
     
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    my "and" was in response to his "i see fat loss is your goal"... he was just being a douche.


    use weight lifting as your primary fat burning, lift hard and heavy. supplement it if you feel you need it with some hiit.
     
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    You're only going to do a total of 4 minutes of HIIT? :wtf:
     
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    from what i've read thats very wrong :o
     
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    yea i've been lifting heavy and intensely so i'm breaking a sweat and breathing noticeably changes as well.
     
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    Not yet, I've been out of the cardio game for far too long :hsd: I've been good about lifting, now I have to get serious about cardio too. I figure I'll do some other types of cardio so i get that strength up enough to the point where I feel that I can do it. Or at least actually start jogging for a little while before I do it.

    But I'm sure I'll do it soon enough, I just know I'm not quite ready for it yet.
     
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    Vailripper Daywalkers have feelings too.

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    If you haven't been doing any cardio in a long time, you will probably be in pretty bad shape, so yeah, you should work into it by doing some jogging or something until that is relatively easy.
     
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    if you do HIIT remember to STRETCH FIRST

    i pulled a muscle in my calf doing HIIT without stretching, it's not fun
     
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    AKing It's like we've got each others backs

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    i can't explain this on my part. 1 or 2 hours later after i do hiit, i get some serious migrains.
     
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    try actually doing regular cardio for 30 mins

    do that for 2 months then talk to hiit
     
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    AKing It's like we've got each others backs

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    this is definitly what im going to do. My body just aint ready for hiit even though I do it regularly i get into to much pain and the blood rushes and etc. It hurts like hell.
     
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    Suck it up. Stopping early because you're bored is, well I don't even know what it is. If you get bored, then listen to an ipod while running or something, it won't kill you to go an extra 10 minutes, especially considering you said you weren't even exhausted or sweaty.

    You need to learn to push yourself.
     
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