It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Exercise & Fitness Message Board
Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 04-21-2004, 04:13 PM   #1
Senior Member
(male)
 
Join Date: May 2002
Posts: 297
Sebum HB User
Shaping up for HIIT Aerobics.

Hello. Ok, well I'm leaving for Florida in the beginning of June for a school trip. I'd say I have about 10-15lbs to lose, and its all in my chest/stomach. Man boobs, gross... Anyway, I wanna be able to get into HIIT aerobics, but I'm wondering how I should prep myself into it. This is how I am going about it:

2 min warm up at 3 mph.
2 min jog at about 4mph
1 min at 5mph
1 min at 6mph
2 min fast walk at 3.5mph
1 min at 4mph
1 min at 5
1 min at 6
2 min fast walk at 3.5
then repeat, I usually burn about 250 calories according to the treadmill.

I dont always follow that, sometimes I'll hit 7-8 mph, but on the last minute I hit it at 9mph, then walk it off for 2 min for a cool down, so It's about 23 minutes total. I know it isnt real intense, but I wanna work on my endurance so I can work up the insensity. I can jog for 10 min at 5mph, but is the method above better than jogging at 5mph, walking, jogging, etc? And one more question, I know you cant spot train in weightloss, but if I did a lot of chest exercises and pushups, would my chest fat get a little smaller since the muscle would contract it?

Any help is GREATLY appreciated! I'm definately sure I can hit a higher speed, so if I should add more speed, please tell me! I'm just looking for a routine to do since I have no endurance. Thanks!

BTW, I'm 16, male, 5'5 @ 125-130lbs.

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 04-22-2004, 03:29 PM   #2
Senior Veteran
(male)
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Michigan
Posts: 786
Rick7799 HB User
Re: Shaping up for HIIT Aerobics.

I always go by heart rate when I do HIIT. I like to do low intensity for a minute, them medium intensity for a minute, then high intensity for a minute when my heart rate hits 95% of maximum. I will then repeat. I will start this after a warmup and my heart rate at about 75% of Maximum.

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 04-23-2004, 04:41 PM   #3
Senior Member
(male)
 
Join Date: May 2002
Posts: 297
Sebum HB User
Re: Shaping up for HIIT Aerobics.

Thanks

Anyone else? Naxis? you always offer great insight!

 
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
HIIT question AmandaH Exercise & Fitness 5 02-14-2007 01:43 PM
Adding HIIT to increase metabolism cookiepls Exercise & Fitness 2 06-29-2006 02:09 PM
Working out + HIIT philman213 Exercise & Fitness 8 01-12-2005 12:23 PM
What is HIIT? Saint_Jo Exercise & Fitness 1 08-08-2004 07:31 AM
treadmill speeds for hiit?? VoLcOm_PiNoY Exercise & Fitness 13 03-25-2004 03:43 PM




Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 11:59 PM.



Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
Terms of Use © 1998-2014 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!