Which do you prefer?
These are my pro's/con's list for each one and if anyone could help me with the cons it would be greatly appreciated!!
-This might sound silly and I don't do this intentionally, but I think I work harder when people are watching (at the gym)
-It seems that I spend a lot of time alternating from walking to sprinting (going from 3 mph to 13 mph takes ~20 seconds on its own)
-Can alternate between sprinting and walking without the 'in-between' jog I have to do on the treadmill
-Seems to take longer
-I feel very uncomfortable when people walk by staring at me haha
-It's sooo hot out that by the time my 20 minutes is up I usually have to sit down for a bit or I'll pass out on my walk home (it's just behind my house but still!)
Thread: Indoor vs. Outdoor HIIT
08-15-2010, 03:39 PM #1
Indoor vs. Outdoor HIIT
08-15-2010, 04:03 PM #2
I feel the same, my pros and cons are very similar to yours, overall I like indoors... I tend to push myself harder, and I can't shake that.... fat person "I'm jiggly and people are watching me" feeling when I run outdoors... though I do it anyway to switch things ups.Progress Blog:
08-15-2010, 04:09 PM #3
08-15-2010, 04:23 PM #4
I generally preferred to do it outdoors, as the “balls-out” sprint portion was indeed such, and although not a constant speed (I’m sure I slowed down towards the end of any given interval if it were long enough), I generally felt I exerted myself better. Most indoor machines are machine-paced vs. user paced, and the sprint portion never feels like a real sprint. While some machines are user-paced, like the elliptical, I never got much into the elliptical. And if I were biking, I’d much rather bike on a real bike vs. stationary. Covering real distance fast is kind of self-motivating and easier to work harder.
That said, yes, outdoor sprint intervals can make one very self-conscious esp. when doing them on the street/neighborhood (think people must be wondering WTF?). And can be dangerous too, if you trip on a curb or whatever, not to mention higher-impact. After a few close calls I started going to the nearby HS track for weekend HIIT.Way more Xtreme Fitbitter than MissLadyJ or kureransu
08-16-2010, 10:01 PM #5
Sure it sucks with HIIT cause of the amount of time it takes to change over, but if you do 2 minute walk and 1 minute sprint.. it works out pretty good...
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