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    what do you consider to be the most enjoyable form of high intensity or HIIT training?

    I do 100m sprints but i'm not getting motivated enough these days. They do tend to bore me a little.

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    Swimming, MMA fight, sprinting, rope/wall climbing and 100lb heavybag.

    Because of time I usually do the heavy bag and sprinting in that order, others are a lot less often....still not boring after 3 months....
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    running sucks and i hate it but the most effective i have ever done was on a track. sprint 100 walk 100.....until you complete 3-4 miles..... did it in the pouring rain one day....best session ever...felt like rocky. and believe me I HATE RUNNING!
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    i like burning the track with my feet. the friction makes fire waves strong enough to burn a city.

    i tend to switch from 100m to 40yard dash and sometimes i do it on the bike in the gym.
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    I love doing intervals on a good ellipse machine - with my high intensity cycle set 3/4 effort. I use the static hand grip to pull my body forward and I drive hard like a football sled.

    4 or 5 of these at 1 minute each (2 minutes speed cycle, low effort in between) will wipe you out quick
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    Get on a treadmill and set it to this:
    30 sec sprint at 10MPH and 10%
    30 sec rest at 3.5MPH and 10%
    Repeat 10x

    2 min warm-up, 3 min cool down. 15 minutes is all it takes and it goes by very quickly.
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    jump rope is actually pretty fun for HIT. there is a learning curve involved, but the rhythmic aspect of it makes it a very interesting form of exercise. i think that is also a reason why it makes you a little more coordinated too.
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    I've just started doing sprints. 20 seconds flat out, 10 second walking rest. Repeat for 4 minutes. It's absolutely brutal in my current condition but I look forward to being able to really push myself through it, both mentally and physically.

    When I've finished though and had some time to cool down...I really enjoy the feeling.
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    HIIT isn't fun for me; I do it so intense that the only reason I do it is so I'm done in under 15 minutes. I almost always do the elliptical, although sometimes I sprint up hills.
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    Haha - I suppose that's actually what I like about it too. it's brutal but at least it's over quick.
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    hmmm i might just do HIIT on the treadmill.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pinchharmonic View Post
    jump rope is actually pretty fun for HIT. there is a learning curve involved, but the rhythmic aspect of it makes it a very interesting form of exercise. i think that is also a reason why it makes you a little more coordinated too.
    Word up on jumping rope.

    You can change speeds and challenge yourelf with different jump patterns.
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    Jump roping is AMAZINGGGG. One of these days I'll make a video and show you. Heavybag, and sparring.
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    swimming and row machine

    with the swimming i love doing hypoxic drills
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    what are hypoxic drills?
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    Quote Originally Posted by thesinner View Post
    what are hypoxic drills?
    Swimming drills with as little air as possible, they are fun and exhausting and fun.....lots of fun

    I liked what they did on Spike TV, they did fighting drills and worked out with masks/snorkels (nothing in water) to limit their oxygen intake but keep their intensity the same to work harder and then dumped them in ice/water from head to toe to decrease inflammation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thesinner View Post
    what are hypoxic drills?

    You start by (sprint) swimming 50m freecrawl. Take a breath every 2 strokes. The next 50m you take a breath every 4 strokes and then continue to pyramid up and then back down. On a good day I can get to 10 or 12, but it's freaking tuff. Hypoxic drills build up your lungs, help endurance/stamina, breathing control and help to develop a mental toughness. This can even be done during a weight training session such as squats/ deads etc. but you would probably see people such as crossfit, Seals, recon, sf guys doing things like that. It's that strength, enduance, stamina deal we all strive for. I personally only do it with swimming and can attest to how well it has helped me to become a stronger swimmer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CopyCat View Post
    You start by (sprint) swimming 50m freecrawl. Take a breath every 2 strokes. The next 50m you take a breath every 4 strokes and then continue to pyramid up and then back down. On a good day I can get to 10 or 12, but it's freaking tuff. Hypoxic drills build up your lungs, help endurance/stamina, breathing control and help to develop a mental toughness. This can even be done during a weight training session such as squats/ deads etc. but you would probably see people such as crossfit, Seals, recon, sf guys doing things like that. It's that strength, enduance, stamina deal we all strive for. I personally only do it with swimming and can attest to how well it has helped me to become a stronger swimmer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thesinner View Post
    Word up on jumping rope.

    You can change speeds and challenge yourelf with different jump patterns.
    I tried jumping rope for almost a month.

    After I got the hang of it, it got boring. I did side jumps, double overs, jumping forward, backwards, etc.... I'd jump for over an hour and be bored as f**k, it leaves my quads and calves itching for some sprinting.

    With a good pair of mma gloves, head gear and a mouth guard, I'm thinking 2 people can get a decent HE HIT workout.
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    I would have to say the best, most non-boring(does that even make sense?) HIIT, or any cardio for that matter, is done when you have a chick with a fabulous a$$ on the machine in front of you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ejg700 View Post
    I would have to say the best, most non-boring(does that even make sense?) HIIT, or any cardio for that matter, is done when you have a chick with a fabulous a$$ on the machine in front of you.
    What about having sex with that chick?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodja View Post
    Get on a treadmill and set it to this:
    30 sec sprint at 10MPH and 10%
    30 sec rest at 3.5MPH and 10%
    Repeat 10x

    2 min warm-up, 3 min cool down. 15 minutes is all it takes and it goes by very quickly.

    I dont' like the 30second really because it takes so much time to get from 3.5mph to 10mph on the treadmill. but if the speed moves quickly than that is a very fast good workout.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mixedup View Post
    I dont' like the 30second really because it takes so much time to get from 3.5mph to 10mph on the treadmill. but if the speed moves quickly than that is a very fast good workout.
    I agree which is why I take those outside.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CopyCat View Post
    I agree which is why I take those outside.
    Yeah i like to do Rollings 50's at the track by my house there is 50yards measured out so i sprint the 50 and then walk back and sprint it again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thesinner View Post
    What about having sex with that chick?
    That would be pretty awesome too, except I'd need a good 20-30 minutes of rest in between "intervals."
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    Quote Originally Posted by thesinner View Post
    What about having sex with that chick?
    That's the best way to HIIT it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Omen View Post
    When you're in FL hit me up to go workout!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ejg700 View Post
    That would be pretty awesome too, except I'd need a good 20-30 minutes of rest in between "intervals."
    If during those 20-30 minutes, she goes into the kitchen and makes you a sandwich, she's a keeper.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thesinner View Post
    If during those 20-30 minutes, she goes into the kitchen and makes you a sandwich, she's a keeper.

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