Only sprints while cutting?

  1. Only sprints while cutting?


    So I was wondering do you guys think its a bad idea to do only cardio when I start cutting? Lets say sprints 5 times a week.

    I love doing sprints and I have read some articles that say that HIIT is the most effective way to get rid of fat and get ripped.

    What do you guys think?
    I hated every minute of training, but I said, "Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion." -Muhammad Ali


  2. If you're cutting weight, you need to give your body a reason to hang on to muscle. If you're not using your upper body at all, expect some of it to go bye-bye.

  3. Quote Originally Posted by JohnRock
    If you're cutting weight, you need to give your body a reason to hang on to muscle. If you're not using your upper body at all, expect some of it to go bye-bye.
    Ou need to stimulate all parts of the body in a givin week, try sprints on off days and go lighter on the leg workouts
    Always willing to learn :D
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  4. Yea makes sense

    I was wondering what you guys think about this; HIIT 6 times a week, 3 times boxing and 3 times sprinting. This way I would stimulate my upper and lower body and get the advantage of HIIT's fat burning.
    I hated every minute of training, but I said, "Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion." -Muhammad Ali

  5. You can do ANYTHING HIIT style, FYI. You could do full body HIIT workouts if that's how you like to workout.

  6. i would be more worried about your diet if you want to cut weight.
    you can call me "ozzie" for short.

  7. Most sprinters do not sprint all out 5 times a week. The days are usually spaced out with active recovery or lower intensity work.

    Br

  8. Quote Originally Posted by JohnRock View Post
    You can do ANYTHING HIIT style, FYI. You could do full body HIIT workouts if that's how you like to workout.
    Could you give me an example of a good full body HIIT workout?

    Quote Originally Posted by asooneyeonig View Post
    i would be more worried about your diet if you want to cut weight.
    Yes I am aware that diet plays a big role in cutting weight, I'm simply asking for opinions for my training routine

    Quote Originally Posted by ZiR RED View Post
    Most sprinters do not sprint all out 5 times a week. The days are usually spaced out with active recovery or lower intensity work.

    Br
    Ok good to know, thanks
    I hated every minute of training, but I said, "Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion." -Muhammad Ali

  9. In for more info

  10. Have you tried Tabata? You could do a tabata for several different moves each workout. Push-ups, rows, and squats would hit the full body in one workout. You could also set your workouts up to be a circuit, going from move to move rather than sitting around resting between lifts. That's a good way to increase the intensity. Burpee pull-ups are another great full body move that are done at high intensity. It's not the moves so much as how you structure them in the workout.
  

  
 

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