High intensity interval training

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Registered: 01-18-2011
High intensity interval training
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Thu, 06-16-2011 - 12:48am

Hi!

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Registered: 04-05-2002
Thu, 06-16-2011 - 7:57am

I love HIIT.






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Registered: 04-07-2008
Thu, 06-16-2011 - 9:24am
I do! I've been at it for over a year now and like Jean said, knowing the workout will be over quickly is a great motivator. I do HIT once a week on a lunch hour workout and while brutal-it's a great feeling when you're done.

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Registered: 05-24-2011
Thu, 06-16-2011 - 1:47pm

My gym actually offers two HIIT classes!

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Registered: 01-18-2011
Sat, 06-18-2011 - 10:22pm

Thank you for the personal experiences!

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Registered: 08-16-2006
Mon, 06-20-2011 - 11:27pm

The workout program I have been doing has two HIIT type workouts.

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Registered: 01-18-2011
Wed, 06-22-2011 - 2:36pm
Do you know who makes the DVDs? There are a lot of people selling them, and they are ALL the best, of course.
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Registered: 08-16-2006
Wed, 06-22-2011 - 10:23pm

It's a program called Supreme 90 Day.

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Sat, 06-25-2011 - 7:07pm
Hi there! I'm from over on the Getting fit in your 20's and 30's, and was just browsing. There is an app for your smart phone - Nike Training Club that has interval workouts from 30 to 45 minutes from a beginner level to an advanced level. They are fantastic!! I use them in between my weight training days as an add-on workout. It's free (an added bonuse! LOL) and have great examples of each exercise, along with audible cues when to switch to the next exercise. Most of the routines require dumbells or medicine balls, which is also great!

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Registered: 07-01-2011
Mon, 07-04-2011 - 1:44am
Interval Training is my favorite, quick, but hard but provides massive gains in fitness. i like to do them on the bikes as i know it is less impact on my joints rather than running.

Another form you can try for intensity on stationary=ry bikes is a pyramid that works up to longer lengths of intervals it runs like this

30secs hard - 30 secs rest (slowly moving to flush any lactic acid buildup)
1 min hard - 1 minute rest
1.5 min hard - 1.5 min rest'
2.0 min hard - 2.0 min rest'
then go backwards
2.00 min hard - 2..00 rest
1.5 min hard - 1.5min rest
1.0 min hard - 1 min rest
30 secs hard - recover

( watch the last 30 secs- it is super hard :) ) you should be breathless after each hard phase, the recovery should just come in time.

you can do it standing on the bike or sitting going fast but remember to have enough resistance on to be in control at all times. This can be done for all fitness levels as you target is 80-90% of YOUR maximum, no one elses so it will be different for all.

Hope this gives you a different idea for a quick workout

If you try it would love to know how you get on

Dawn