HIIT - Elliptical
- 04-07-2008, 10:12 PM
HIIT - Elliptical
Tried an HIIT routine on the elliptical today.
15 mins long. First time I tried it on this piece of equipment. I set it on level 7 for about 2 mins, then bumped it up to 16 then back to 6 or seven after 60 secs. I did 7 repeats ranging from levels 16-20. I made it really hard on myself and I was smoked aterwards..., and it was only 15 mins. I dusted myself off with 20 mins on the bike at a moderate level. I must say I am not one that is used to the HIIT principles of training, but this really hit me hard! I seriously felt it in my my lungs and heart, which I haven't felt in quite a while. I had my doubts about HIIT on the elliptical, but 'am really excited to try it again! I am going to do it tomorrow. Then maybe one day this weekend as well.
Anyone got any suggestions on HIIT?
- 04-07-2008, 10:51 PM
some of them have manual intervals, where you can program them to automate those sets. its kinda nice when you can do 1:30 on low with :30 on high
04-07-2008, 11:04 PM
04-08-2008, 05:27 AM
04-08-2008, 08:51 AM
For my HIIT sets, I do 30 sec on level 18, then 60s on level 15. I do 10 cycles of this (Sometimes up to 12 because I lose count and make sure I do enough lol). I come off that elliptical huffing and puffing whereas all the people around me still have another 10-20+ minutes more on their slow easy stuff while I'm already done. The only downside for me is that when I do low-intensity cardio I can read, but doing HIIT I don't have the focus.
04-08-2008, 09:00 AM
04-08-2008, 09:06 AM
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