What results can I expect from HIIT? v. to lower bf%

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  1. Bailey

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    I am 24 and stand at 6'0", 185lb, at around 12-15% (measured by eye). I have narrow shoulders and my body doesn't wear fat very well. Its all in my stomach area. My entire adult life I have been just a few bf% over where I can see my abs. I wanna change that.

    I lift heavy with 5x5 routines and I recently switched my diet to 1700-1800 cals/day with at least 150-200g protein. This is for the purpose of cutting. In addition I am trying HIIT at the advice of this forum :rolleyes: after my workouts.

    I just started so I'm only doing 5 minutes at a time. What can I expect to see from HIIT, so I know that I'm doing it right? When do I see results?
     
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    if/when I do it, I typically do it on my offdays since

    a)I'm already pretty beat from lifting. If I do some kind of cardio afetr lifting, its usually only 20min on a bike or treadmill and low-med intensity.
    b)the benefit of raised RMR from EPOC is already there after lifting, so I'd rather continue keep the RMR by doing HIIT the next day.
     
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    you'll overtrain in no time if you do it after lifting. when cutting I always did full body workouts 3x a week, and HIIT 3x a week on off days with great results.
     
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    So cardio and lifting while cutting isn't good on the same day?
     
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    they're fine.. but i wouldnt recommend HIIT as your form of cardio on the days you train.

    treadmill, elliptical, something less intensive.

    they're also good after a glycogen depleting weight training session.. no glycogen to burn during the cardio, so your body resorts to burning fat even more quickly..from what i've read.
     
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    Felix Its good to be me.

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    Sounds good. I've put on some size :o and I wanna cut down a bit so I was gonna try Pur's diet, but I planned on maintaining close to the same routine I have now.
     
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    I recently started doing HIIT on tredmill and the track. Its awsome, ill run for 1 minute 30 then sprint for 30 seconds. Ill do that about 8 times and I feel like im going to throw up.
     
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    I would like to do it on off-days but its inconvenient to go to the gym for just 5 minute HIIT. I can do it in the street but I like to know how fast I'm going and I like to watch the clock on the machine. I'll think about this.
     
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