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    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?

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    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
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    Quote Originally Posted by CorpKiller View Post
    Anyone got any suggestions on HIIT?
    Oh yes I do.. Check out this link: HIIT Revolution for Fat Burning Success

    My favorite is the first one that the guy covers in the article.. It's awesomely exhausting.
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    I'll have to research this more, as I'm looking to torch plenty of body fat off.
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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CorpKiller View Post
    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?
    i just incorporated HIIT into my recomp and will be using machines ... hitting it for the first time the other day on an ArcTrainer, I had the exact same feeling in my heart and lungs ... but damn did I feel great after having done it
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    Thanks for the replies. I still feel smoked, and it has been hours ago.
  

  
 

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