I'm currently trying to lean down, drop some weight and build some muscle and strength, been going at it for about 4 weeks now and enjoying it so far, had the odd set back but appreciate it's a learning curve and I just need to stay determined.
I was just wondering about what form of cardio you think would be best to suit my needs? To be more specific, am I best sticking with HIIT or the steady 'fat burning zone' type running? Admittedly I love both for different reasons, but I'm just not entirely sure if one will be better over the other for what I'm trying to achieve; am a little concerned about either of these cardio strategies eating in to what tiny muscle I'm building with the lifting I'm doing.
On a side note, ordered the NROLFW book the other day and am impatiently waiting for the postman. Hope it helps take my training up a notch!
Thread: Cardio question (Running!)
03-19-2012, 08:15 AM #1
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03-19-2012, 08:28 AM #2
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03-19-2012, 02:43 PM #3
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Article on HIIT training: http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/wotw40.htm
Article on Outdoor cardio: http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/sclark84.htm
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03-19-2012, 03:04 PM #4
Mix it up. I'm an HIIT lover as it keeps me totally fit while stealing less of my time. However on a legs day if I run before, my lifting suffers and I'm in no state to HIIT after. A nice steady state is doable though and I will do this after 5-10HIIT if I'm sore and can't managed 20-30min HIIT.
With your HIIT; mix it up - hill reps, different interval times and speeds. Also a good 10-15min steady state after HIIT is great too.