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HMILLY2020 Posts: 587
8/26/13 7:39 A

Push hard where you can but if you feel like you will injure yourself, stop.

I've been doing HIIT since Novemenber. I did get stronger and adapted better but there are days when I don't think I can keep up.

Also, Ive heard you shouldn't do HIIT workouts back to back. Your body needs time to recover.

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8/25/13 9:58 A

Definitely push hard, but don't push past what you are capable of or you risk an injury. You can still get just as intense of a workout by modifying. Keep intensity up, but impact low when you need to. You'll get there!

BRIGHTSIDEOFME Posts: 75
8/23/13 4:55 P

Thank you for the reply :)

I think I watch too much biggest loser and extreme weight loss. I expected a response that was more Jillian Michael-ess haha. I know I need to push hard and I think I did especially with the soreness today but I still wondered "did I really do enough?"


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8/23/13 11:39 A

- Should I be pushing through the shortness of breath? breathing a bit hard? sure. REALLY out of breath? no.
- What about when I feel nauseous? modify the moves.
- What can I do to prepare? talk to the instructor and ask him/her to show modifications.
- What should I eat before hand? (The instructor did say not to eat less than an hour before) eating/not eating before a workout is a personal preference. Generally avoid heavy meals beforehand.
- How long until I don't feel like I am going to die? You shouldn't ever feel that way..as I said..MODIFY the moves to ones that are suited to your fitness level.

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BRIGHTSIDEOFME Posts: 75
8/23/13 11:06 A

Hi everyone :)
Yesterday, I went to my first bootcamp class (all HIIT).
I felt like I was dying. I couldn't complete any of the individual circuits and some were just impossible. I felt so out of shape. I was nauseous, and today I am pretty sore.

I am going back today though. The other class members made sure to let me know that if I don't, monday will be even worse.

This is the first time I have actually felt like I got a real workout. In the past, I would bore myself to death on the elliptical for a few weeks and then stop and start again. I can tell that if I keep going, this will really change my body as I look at the people who have been doing this for a year.

My questions are:
- Should I be pushing through the shortness of breath?
- What about when I feel nauseous?
- What can I do to prepare?
- What should I eat before hand? (The instructor did say not to eat less than an hour before)
- How long until I don't feel like I am going to die?

Any personal experiences are so appreciated as well :).


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