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Old 04-05-2005, 01:19 PM   #1
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HIIT I doing it right?

I started doing HIIT cardio for a change up when I'm bored ot when I don't have time to do a longer drawn out cardio session. I usually do it for 35 mins, 5 min warm up, 5 min cool down, 25 Interval. I always use a heart rate monitor. My warm up and cool down are in the fat burning zone, for me that is 136-144. When I do the interval part of the cardio I go for 1 min - 1 min 10 secs as hard as I can, my heart rate usually gets up to 175-180, then I recover for 1 min 20 secs at half that level. After that 1 min 20 secs my heart rate goes down to 155, but never any lower. My goal is fat loss, I am wondering am I doing this correctly to achieve optimal fat loss while holding onto the lean muscle?

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Old 04-05-2005, 01:41 PM   #2
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Re: HIIT I doing it right?

That's a great way to do it. There's a lot of variations, but the method you described sounds just right.
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Old 04-05-2005, 01:45 PM   #3
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Oh good, I was concerned because I thought my heart rate wasn't dipping down enough during the recovery interval. I thought maybe it being that high the whole time was muscle damaging.

Old 04-06-2005, 08:31 PM   #4
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Re: HIIT I doing it right?

If you're doing HIIT cardio to save time and go for 35 minutes, how long are your normal cardio sessions?

Old 04-07-2005, 05:29 AM   #5
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Re: HIIT I doing it right?

Normally I do 3 days a week, hour long heart rate in fat burning zone 136-144, then 1-2 days a week 45 mins at an endurance level HR 150-156.

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