SparkPeople High Intensity Interval Training Team Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=10583 HIIT 101: HIIT is an advanced form of cardio training that will help you burn more calories over an extended period of time. So are you ready? Let's HIIT. SparkPeople High Intensity Interval Training Team Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=10583 HIIT & Tabata gym/track-free? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10583x52928161 Between traveling and wanting to be less and less dependent upon the gym, I'm looking for HIIT and Tabata ideas that don't require gym equipment nor running (an old injury prevents me). I jump rope every day. I jump rope well. I've incorporated it into various circuits but I can't imagine using it for sprints. I'm sure I would miss loads and I wouldn't get the high intensity I'm looking for. Jumping Jacks? Something with stairs? Burpees? Any ideas? Thu, 11 Apr 2013 17:26:20 EST HIIT & interval training in 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10583x51486865 Since introducing HIIT several years ago, my workouts and their orientations have changed. I rarely do straight-up cardio anymore. Along with a couple of serious HIIT workouts a week, I've elaborated on the notion of interval training and incorporated intervals to various ST heavy circuits often throwing in some pylometrics. I'd like to take further this interval work of primarily bodyweight exercise with the addition of physio balls, medicine balls, bosu balls, dumbbells... and add it into t... Sat, 5 Jan 2013 14:08:55 EST New to HIIT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10583x51242171 Hi all, just started HIIT with a trainer in a small group setting. Wow! It is kicking my butt, which is exactly what I need! Mon, 17 Dec 2012 13:05:24 EST Hi All. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10583x50958683 Just joined SparkPeople and HIIT is one of my preferred activities. <BR> <BR> I've always preferred exercise that 'blows out the pipes' as I call it and so HIIT is perfect for me. I think I first came across HIIT a couple of years ago but only started at it seriously this past summer. <BR> <BR> For HIIT, I do hill runs and drills from my ZIgyt iPhone app (which I made myself). <BR> <BR> Looking forward to sharing HIIT stories, ideas and research news about HIIT; particularly the latter as ... Sun, 25 Nov 2012 11:35:09 EST QUESTIONS ??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10583x47656423 1) Can HIIT be done with weights too? <BR> <BR> 2) What about eating before or after? <BR> <BR> 3) Does it hurt if you do Core, Upper and Lower Body all the same day 3 or more days a week or is it best to break it up? <BR> <BR> 4) When is the best time to do Weight Lifting, morning or anytime? <BR> Thu, 19 Apr 2012 09:47:33 EST Using Elliptical for HIIT??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10583x47627048 Hi all! I'm new to this team and new to HIIT workouts. I read an article on SP about HIIT and decided to try it to help me out with my sluggish weight loss the past couple of months. I've been excited with my first few workouts and the results I'm seeing. An SP member suggested a website to me which I'm currently going through articles to educate myself more about HIIT. One of the articles I read suggested NOT using an elliptical for HIIT intervals as it doesn't give enough resistance to... Tue, 17 Apr 2012 13:55:41 EST HIIT Calories Burned ? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10583x47529921 I'm new to the Team & HIIT and I would like to know how do I know (or calculate) how many calories I burn each time I do the HIIT on my Stationary Bike. <BR> <BR> I did it the first time yesterday Apr. 10, 2012. A total of 12 minutes: <BR> Stationary Bicycling: moderate 10 minutes, SP tracker showed I burned 86 calories. <BR> Stationary Bicycling: vigorous 2 minutes, SP tracker showed I burned 26 calories. <BR> <BR> That doesn't seem like enough to me! <BR> <BR> Hugs, <BR> Charlie <BR> Wed, 11 Apr 2012 10:54:33 EST Hi! New to HIIT! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10583x47319907 Hi everyone! Just wanted to introduce myself as I just joined this team today. I'm a 35 year old working mom of 2 boys (4 and 1). I joined SP in 2008 about 5 months after having my older son as I was my heaviest weight I'd ever been, 186. I know that probably doesn't sound bad to some people, I'm also 5'9", so I didn't appear that heavy. However, since my mid-20s I had been steadily gaining weight (60 pounds in 6 years) and I didn't want to allow myself to get to a point of having weight ... Thu, 29 Mar 2012 07:39:58 EST HIT Workout: Booty Builder! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10583x47042719 A HIIT workout that focuses on your booty! Strength and cardio in 24 minutes! Check it out! <BR> <BR> <link>fitchicks-fitchicks.blogspot.com/201<BR>1/09/booty-builder.html </link> Mon, 12 Mar 2012 18:07:44 EST HIIT is your best choice for burning off Belly Fat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10583x47034727 Check it out here! <BR> <BR> <link>www.healthhabits.ca/2009/06/17/hiit-<BR>is-your-best-choice-for-burning-off-be<BR>lly-fat/ </link> Mon, 12 Mar 2012 10:15:19 EST Oops! double post http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10583x46923859 please ignore..computer has its own mind. I erased duplicate content. Sorry Mon, 5 Mar 2012 20:24:25 EST NEWBIE doing low carb and HIIT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10583x46923439 Hi EVERYONE! I have switched my diet to a live-it and am doing the Low-carb thing! With that I have been doing HIIT. I thought to myself...I wonder if there is a group out there for this and wa-la...Here you are! <BR> <BR> Does anyone mind if I add a "Low carbing with HIIT" topic? Could it possibly be a sticky? <BR> <BR> Either way...glad to be here! Mon, 5 Mar 2012 19:55:44 EST Amping Up http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10583x45309758 With weight training, one increases the weight with improvement. There are other variables like the amount of repetitions, the number of sets, and the speed or slowness of the lifting, ... but adding weight seems obvious. So far, with my interval workouts on the elliptical and the recumbent bike, I have increased the resistance only. A rather usual routine for me is a 30 second sprint and a 90 second recovery repeated about 8 times. FINALLY, I have decreased my recovery time down to 60 second... Wed, 30 Nov 2011 18:04:05 EST Tabata? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10583x45212849 What is tabata training like? I read about Dr. Tabata but.... does anyone here do Tabata? Or maybe Kettlebells or Trax? Wed, 23 Nov 2011 13:29:22 EST Hi! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10583x45212773 Hello all - I just finished a primal challenge (I have been primal for over a year on and off unfortunately. but have been back on track since the beginning of October) I prefer a LCHF Primal diet but found that my exercise needs some tuning up. I had heard of HIIT and I guess I have been doing it as my elliptical workouts are pretty much the same as I read here. <BR> <BR> I look forward to reading more about the Tabata and I also wonder has anyone ever used the TRX (a suspension system) ... Wed, 23 Nov 2011 13:20:15 EST Back to HIIT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10583x45025145 I'm an experienced runner who is looking to switch from static-state distance/endurance running to HIIT running. Can anyone recommend a good program designed for 4-8 weeks of HIIT? I know some sites have these published (along the lines of C25K). I'm looking to do 3 HIIT sessions a week. Fri, 11 Nov 2011 07:06:44 EST A Better Way to Winterize your Immune System http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10583x44501339 Hi, I don't know if any of you get a flu shot. I will never get one - too many bad things in it. <BR> <BR> I hope you read this article, not a long one. I do all the tips listed and stay healthy all winter, even with 4 kids at home. <BR> <BR> Have a great day! <BR> <BR> <link>www.naturalnews.com/033814_winter_fl<BR>u_shot.html </link> Sun, 9 Oct 2011 09:21:48 EST 25 Foods That Fight Colds and Flu http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10583x44489498 <link>www.rodale.com/healing-foods-cold-an<BR>d-flu?page=10 </link> <BR> <BR> Food is your medicine! Sat, 8 Oct 2011 11:37:44 EST Hi I'm fat but running! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10583x44478356 I have been doing HIIT for 2weeks consistently (along w/ strength training) in the form of run/walking and am already addicted (and losing weight). My workout has a 5 min warmup, 1 min of running followed by 1.5-2 min walking(repeated 8 times) and a 5 min cool down. When I run, I push my heart rate into anaerobic, and then at the end of my walking phase it is back down to mid-cardio range. I lost 7 lbs in 2 weeks..... And this is after MONTHS of trying "moderate cardio" 4-6 days a week with l... Fri, 7 Oct 2011 15:50:00 EST Quick Sets http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10583x44386189 <link>www.maximizedliving.com/Fitness/Quic<BR>kSets.aspx </link> Sun, 2 Oct 2011 14:20:55 EST October Team Leaders http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10583x44386127 Team Leaders Sep 25 to Oct 1 <BR> <BR> SparkPoints <BR> <BR> HELZIE <BR> RDCGIRL <BR> LESLIEISHEALTHY <BR> PETALIA <BR> ROSEWAND <BR> <BR> Fitness Minutes <BR> <BR> HELZIE <BR> RUNSTRONG128 <BR> PETALIA <BR> DSTEPHER <BR> PETITEBOOKWORM <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>345</em> Sun, 2 Oct 2011 14:16:10 EST Team Leaders Sep 25 - Oct 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10583x44264268 SparkPoints <BR> <BR> WOLFSPIRITMOM <BR> JESSICA2140 <BR> FLORSHA <BR> RDCGIRL <BR> RUNSTRONG128 <BR> <BR> Fitness Minutes <BR> <BR> HELZIE <BR> RUNSTRONG128 <BR> JESSICA2140 <BR> JESSICA0431 <BR> WOLFSPIRITMOM <BR> <BR> <em>242</em> Sun, 25 Sep 2011 12:42:54 EST Team Leaders Sept 11 - 17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10583x44145224 SparkPoints <BR> <BR> WOLFSPIRITMOM <BR> FLORSHA <BR> RDCGIRL <BR> JESSICA2140 <BR> HELZIE <BR> <BR> Fitness Minutes <BR> <BR> HELZIE <BR> RUNSTRONG128 <BR> JESSICA2140 <BR> JESSICA0431 <BR> WOLFSPIRITMOM <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>242</em> Sun, 18 Sep 2011 11:46:12 EST Making Every Workout Count http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10583x44143975 We’re all crunched for time, so squeezing in a daily workout — even a quick one — can be a real challenge. That’s why everyone wants to get the biggest bang — and burn the most calories — out of each workout. I get it. But a quickie is NOT going to cut it. <BR> <BR> Sure, there are some studies that’ll tell you that working out for ten minutes in the morning, ten minutes at lunch, and ten minutes at night is just as good as working out for a solid 30 minutes, but that’s crap. While it’s grea... Sun, 18 Sep 2011 10:25:29 EST Hi! Noob here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10583x44091414 Hey everyone...I just started using HIIT about 3 weeks ago...love it so far, and am looking for occasional advice and conversation on the topic! Wed, 14 Sep 2011 22:27:11 EST Workout for Every Part of the Body http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1103x10583x44024471 Workout that works every part of your body - squat thrusts. To see how it is done, check out <BR> <link>www.maximizedliving.com/Home/Maximiz<BR>edLivingBlog/tabid/772/Article/319/wor<BR>kout-of-the-week-ep-14-squat-thrusts.a<BR>spx?utm_source=Patient+Newsletters&utm<BR>_campaign=Exercise+of+the+Week%3A+9%2F<BR>10%2F2011&utm_med </link> Sun, 11 Sep 2011 12:39:51 EST Team Leaders Sept 4 - Sept 11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10583x44023930 SparkPoints <BR> <BR> WOLFSPIRITMOM <BR> HELZIE <BR> FLORSHA <BR> RDCGIRL <BR> JUSTBIRDY <BR> <BR> Fitness Minutes <BR> <BR> HELZIE <BR> PETALIA <BR> RUNSTRONG128 <BR> WOLFSPIRITMOM <BR> JESSICA0431 <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>345</em> Sun, 11 Sep 2011 11:58:33 EST 9/11 thoughts http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10583x44023351 Hi everyone, I hope all of you affected by 9/11 stay safe today and stay positive, blessings to you all. Please feel free to post your thoughts here. <BR> <em>247</em> Sun, 11 Sep 2011 11:22:55 EST Sept 2011 Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1103x10583x44023168 Now that September is here, fall time can be a wonderful time to enjoy nature. I like to go for walks when the leaves are changing, go watch the Canada geese mass in the evening at our local pond, take deep breaths of the cool air. I challenge you to do something fun to enjoy nature this month. <BR> <BR> Sun, 11 Sep 2011 11:11:29 EST Any Good HIIT books out there? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10583x43930181 So I'm enjoying my HIIT workouts, both regular Intervals as well as Tabatas. <BR> <BR> But so far, I've had no luck finding a good book out there....lot's of websites, a fair mention of HIIT in some books, but none dedicated to HIIT with some good programs & examples. <BR> <BR> Anybody have a useful & well-written guidebook they use? Tue, 6 Sep 2011 08:48:14 EST New guy -- all in to HIIT and Tabatas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10583x43902680 Greetings all, I'm glad there's a team into HIIT. I just started adding these to my cardio routine this past week after reading quite a bit about them as well as about Tabata intervals. <BR> <BR> So far I'm really digging it! I have done them on a stationary bike, elliptical, the concept 2 rowing machine, as well as with some dumbbells. <BR> <BR> I think I've got them right, but I'm just starting out with short intervals and long breaks, but am building towards longer sessions. Would like ... Sun, 4 Sep 2011 18:37:18 EST Benefits of Colostrum http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10583x43898258 Colostrum <BR> <BR> Universally hailed as the new ‘wonder’ supplement, colostrum in its original form has been around for as long as it has existed; in fact colostrum is the initial food source of all mammals. <BR> <BR> What is Colostrum? <BR> <BR> Colostrum is the first secretion produced from the mammary gland, which precedes milk. During the first 24-48 hours following birth, colostrum provides life supporting immune and growth factors (IgG and IGF). These help form the building blocks ... Sun, 4 Sep 2011 12:25:14 EST Team Leaders Aug 28 - Sept 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10583x43898130 September Team Leaders <BR> <BR> SparkPoints <BR> <BR> HELZIE <BR> FLORSHA <BR> JUSTBIRDY <BR> RDCGIRL <BR> WOLFSPIRITMOM <BR> <BR> Fitness Minutes <BR> <BR> HELZIE <BR> PETALIA <BR> YOU_CALIBAN <BR> FLORSHA <BR> WOLFSPIRITMOM <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <em>243</em> Sun, 4 Sep 2011 12:16:19 EST Why You Shouldn`t Do HIIT - not why you think! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10583x43895933 <link>www.bodybuilding.com/fun/why-you-sho<BR>uldnt-hiit-train.html </link> <BR> <BR> Check it out and make sure you are eating well. Sun, 4 Sep 2011 09:57:12 EST Immune System Support for HIIT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10583x43819070 <link>www.bodybuilding.com/fun/now18.htm </link> <BR> <BR> This talks about how to protect your immune system while doing HIIT. Check it out. Tue, 30 Aug 2011 19:53:21 EST Fall time http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10583x43777696 Hi everyone, it's almost fall, how do you celebrate the season? I love walks in the park when the leaves are changing. Sun, 28 Aug 2011 15:13:24 EST Irene http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10583x43773938 Hi, just concerned about the people dealing with Irene! Please post and let us know how you are doing! Sun, 28 Aug 2011 10:39:53 EST Team Leaders Aug 21-27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10583x43773919 Please congratulate the leaders for the week! <BR> <BR> SparkPoints <BR> <BR> WOLFSPIRITMOM <BR> MOMMAPANTZ <BR> RDCGIRL <BR> HELZIE <BR> RUNSTRONG128 <BR> <BR> Fitness Minutes <BR> <BR> HELZIE <BR> WOLFSPIRITMOM <BR> RUNSTRONG128 <BR> PETALIA <BR> JESSICA0431 <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <em>243</em> Sun, 28 Aug 2011 10:38:27 EST Foods that keep you thin http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10583x43650346 Check this out, might help you with your goals. <BR> <BR> <link>articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/<BR>archive/2011/07/29/foods-that-keep-you<BR>-thin.aspx?e_cid=20110729_DNL_art_1 </link> Sun, 21 Aug 2011 10:01:21 EST This is for girls but won't hurt the guys! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10583x43650255 Foods Every Woman Should Add Into Her Diet <BR> <BR> Here’s a secret to looking good that every woman should know about: antioxidants. These little substances may help prevent and repair cell damage. Because women are more prone to cell damage than men, they need more antioxidants. To get antioxidants and other nutrients that are important for women, try adding these foods to your diet: <BR> <BR> Berries —They’re more than just sweet and juicy. Berries are a natural source of anthocyanins, ... Sun, 21 Aug 2011 09:55:11 EST Team leaders Aug 14 - 20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10583x43649247 Please help me to congratulate the team leaders for the week. <BR> <BR> SparkPoints <BR> <BR> WOLFSPIRITMOM <BR> HELZIE <BR> MOMMAPANTZ <BR> RDCGIRL <BR> FLORSHA <BR> <BR> Fitness Minutes <BR> <BR> HELZIE <BR> WOLFSPIRITMOM <BR> RUNSTRONG128 <BR> PETALIA <BR> JESSICA0431 <BR> Sun, 21 Aug 2011 08:51:35 EST Doing the leptin reset http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10583x43613467 Hi all! I'm doing Jack Kruse's leptin reset. We started a new team, "The Quilt". Hope you'll join us if you are interested. He recommends HIIT instead of straight cardio after leptin is reset. I am looking forward to learning more about this. Thu, 18 Aug 2011 21:27:22 EST 10 Worst Drinks for Your Body http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10583x43530538 10 Worst Drinks for Your Body <BR> <BR> Whether you’re trying to lose weight, maintain weight loss or adopt a healthier lifestyle, watching your beverages is a must. Because it doesn’t involve sitting down at a table or chewing, most of us don’t pay much attention to the liquids we pour into our bodies, but we should! Take a look at the first five of the 10 worst offenders: <BR> <BR> Juice drinks — Most are loaded with sugar; choose only those labeled 100% juice. <BR> <BR> Whipped coffee... Sun, 14 Aug 2011 09:30:34 EST 5 Reasons Why Interval Training is Better... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10583x43414229 The common theme among many professionals today is that they tell you to do long, boring cardio workouts to lose fat. "Get into your target rate and stay there for at least 30 minutes," they say. <BR> <BR> Well what if everything these "experts" have been telling you for the past few decades has been completely and utterly wrong? <BR> <BR> As more and more research is completed, we're finally finding out the truth about what types of exercises we should be doing. <BR> <BR> That type of exe... Sun, 7 Aug 2011 12:55:39 EST Team Leaders for Aug 1 - 6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10583x43411103 Help me congratulate the Spark Point and Fitness Leaders for the week! <BR> <BR> HELZIE for both of them! <BR> <BR> Way to go! Sun, 7 Aug 2011 09:10:41 EST Lots of good exercises to maximize workout time. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10583x43410504 http://www.maximizedliving.com/Fitness/max<BR>T3.aspx <BR> <BR> Check it out - a lot of good exercises to help out your workouts. Sun, 7 Aug 2011 08:28:44 EST Sundays! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10583x43291206 What's your favorite way to spend a Sunday! <BR> <BR> Mine is sleeping in, going on Spark People, making a protein smoothies using berries and greens I have frozen, getting some sun in the backyard,and going to the gym after my hubby wakes up (he works the midnight shift). <BR> Sun, 31 Jul 2011 15:45:11 EST What Emoticon are you today! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10583x43288070 What emoticon symbolizes your mood today? I am <em>41</em> Sun, 31 Jul 2011 12:21:53 EST What's Your Favorite HIIT Workout? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1103x10583x43288000 Hey, what is your favorite HIIT workout and how many times a week do you do it? <BR> <BR> Mine is sprinting and I try to do it 3 times a week. Sun, 31 Jul 2011 12:17:36 EST Congrats to our points and fitness leaders! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10583x43287973 Please help me congratulate the top leaders for the week and probably July: <BR> <BR> Points: RDCGIRL <BR> Fitness: RUNSTRONG128 <BR> <BR> Way to go! Sun, 31 Jul 2011 12:15:37 EST Guidelines for HIIT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10583x43287912 For Maximum Benefits make sure you are using Major Muscle Groups <BR> <BR> There are a range of activities that you can do with HIIT. When choosing an activity try to pick one that safely uses the largest muscle groups in your body. High Intensity Interval Training will try and tap the energy sources found inside the muscle. The larger the muscle group being exercised, the more the benefit. <BR> <BR> The absolute best for HIIT is sprinting. If however you have injuries or other problems whi... Sun, 31 Jul 2011 12:11:53 EST New Co Leader http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10583x43272160 Hi everyone, I'm a new co leader for the team. Hope we can learn and support and have fun together. Sat, 30 Jul 2011 11:01:40 EST I hate being a wuss! (general nonsense!) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10583x43167121 So this afternoon, I did the Chest And Back, Yoga X, Ab Ripper X and Plyometric DVD's of P90X back to back. Unfortunately due to diet changes, I could feel my energy sapping and I had to give up halfway through the Plyometrics...I feel like such a failure! I plan to go and finish the other half tonight (it's 10pm, that's how bad I feel!) but...grrr, I feel lousy, like I just...gave up. And then I have a HIIT Running set tomorrow, and I'm concerned I won't be able to complete it. <BR> Anyway, ... Sun, 24 Jul 2011 15:58:39 EST Always learning http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10583x39574834 Hello everyone, I am flexchef otherwise known as Ruben and I utilize HIIT with many of my clients so I am always on the lookout for new techniques and HIIT schedule's. I am open to answering any questions that may be posted on this team as well. <BR> <BR> Eat clean and train dirty. Mon, 31 Jan 2011 10:17:53 EST Heart Rate Monitors http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10583x38877552 Do you use a heart rate monitor? If so which one and is it easy to use? <BR> <BR> I had one that was difficult to work, it stopped working and am in the market for a new one. Thanks for yoru suggestions. Tue, 4 Jan 2011 14:35:52 EST Im SCOTT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10583x38876569 Hi everyone. I just noticed the "leader board" So whoever maintains this site, THANK YOU! <BR> <BR> I am starting my HIIT training today on my bicycle, so please pray for me. <BR> <BR> Look forward to getting to know you guys. <BR> Scott Tue, 4 Jan 2011 13:59:12 EST Favorite HIIT DVDs? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10583x38301421 For those that use fitness DVDs, what are your favorite HIIT Workouts? Sun, 5 Dec 2010 11:29:47 EST Headphones for HIIT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10583x38224109 Topic seem silly? <BR> <BR> Maybe, but I'm tired of my earbuds falling out when I sprint during HIIT. I've seen those headphones that wrap around the ears, but the two pairs that I've bought were uncomfortable to the point of causing pain to my ear canals... <BR> <BR> What works for people here? <BR> <BR> Wed, 1 Dec 2010 11:31:36 EST Stretching & HIIT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10583x38223956 Growing up, I was taught to always stretch both before and after exercise. Recently, stretching has become a contentious issue. At a minimum, the vast majority of fitness experts warn against "cold" stretching, i.e., stretching before doing any warmup cardio whatsoever. <BR> <BR> The issue becomes murkier when you ask whether stretching should be done at all. From what I've gathered, some still maintain that stretches both before and after cardio reduce injuries. Other people recommend stret... Wed, 1 Dec 2010 11:25:13 EST I like hiit http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10583x36952762 Been exercising a few years and now want to challenge myself more.. I have the muscles and I like the lean ripped look lol.. <BR> Just trying to refine my workouts a little and cut down on waste time.. <BR> There is stuff to do outside the gym- so when I am in there or race walking I want to hiit it hard and continue to get results... Mon, 27 Sep 2010 13:31:12 EST My First HIIT Workout http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10583x36828719 Hello, All, <BR> <BR> Well, began my journey of using HIIT for my cardio today. Workout went pretty well. I'm using my Sole elliptical for the workout, and I did 20 min today. While I hate posting a minute-by-minute because of the space it takes, I'm going to do so now, and ask that any of the HIIT experts here comment, let me know if I'm on the right track or not. In addition to the resistance intensity levels, I may mention that during the lower-resistance intervals I maintain a pace o... Tue, 21 Sep 2010 12:06:42 EST 2 questions http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10583x36275082 1. Do any of you HIIT on a bicycle? <BR> 2. Is HIIT really as effective as people say it is? I hear you bust your butt, but you drop pounds FAST! Wed, 25 Aug 2010 16:27:52 EST Questions about using HiIT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10583x35574929 I've recently started to incorporate some High Intensity Interval Training into my weekly routine. <BR> <BR> My "Sprint 8 workout" on the treadmill goes like this: <BR> <BR> Warm up. Punch 7.5 mph on the treadmill and goes from slow-walking to fast-walking to jogging to sprinting. Hold the sprint at a high-intensity level for 20 to 30 seconds. Then, punch 2 mpg, and jog down to walking speed for a 1.5 to 2 minute recovery between the 8 sprints. Cool down. <BR> <BR> Sometimes I think I can ... Thu, 22 Jul 2010 19:26:29 EST Starting to use HIIT... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10583x35266755 I have to get the fat off my a$$! I'm trying to lost the last 10lbs but maintain my lean mass. I weigh in next week - I'll post my progress. Wed, 7 Jul 2010 20:56:02 EST New to this http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10583x34593557 Hi can anybody tell me what i do in week one of Hiit.i'm new and would love to join in.... Fri, 4 Jun 2010 19:15:08 EST Energy shots http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10583x34273285 Do those energy shots, such as "5 Hour Energy" work? I want to work out hard but I just cant seem to find the energy needed. <BR> <BR> Any ideas? Thu, 20 May 2010 14:27:33 EST warm down http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10583x33863496 Hi guys. I was wondering if someone could tell me the difference between "rest intervals" and "warm down." <BR> Thanks, <BR> Scott Sun, 2 May 2010 21:43:20 EST Trying to Understand How to Use HIIT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10583x33740864 Hi. I posted this on another post, but wasn't sure if it would be read, so copying it here. New to HIIT. Have been reading up on it trying to get a feel for what to do and what not to do. I was trying to work it into my stationery bike and was wondering if I understand the basics. I rode my bike for 30 minutes. The bike's speedometer is broken so I don't have the mph that I was actually going, but I rode at a slow to moderate pace for two minutes and for one minute I peddled as fast as I cou... Tue, 27 Apr 2010 13:57:41 EST Hiya!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10583x33118511 Hi everyone, Just found this team and glad to be here! Thu, 1 Apr 2010 00:12:08 EST Am I working out to much? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10583x32236973 I'm working out around 6 days a week. Monday, Tues, Thurs and Friday one hour of spinning, Wed Elp for 10-30 mins and 45 weight training and one other day during the week on the Elp or a Fitness DVD. I wasn't losing any weight (really..just toning a little over the last couple of months..)then I DROPPED my cals a lot and started losing finally...but now in the last couple of days the weight loss stopped and I gained back 2 lbs. AWW!! <BR> <BR> 1. Am I working out to much? <BR> 2. Is it oka... Thu, 25 Feb 2010 10:36:19 EST Intro http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10583x30459187 Hi! <BR> I think what I;m doing may qualify for this team but you can let me know! When I work out on the treadmill I walk at 3.5 for two minutes and then jog at 4.5 for five minutes. I continue this for 40 minutes followed by a 5 minute cooldown. Would this fit the workout of this team? It seems to be a much harder workout for me than running at the faster speed the whole time. <BR> Thanks Mon, 21 Dec 2009 23:49:45 EST Tracking HIIT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10583x29560013 This may have been answered in a previous thread, but I'm new, so I'll use that as my excuse for being too lazy to troll the forum. <BR> <em>211</em> <BR> How do all of you track your intervals in the fitness tracker? Sadly, I see nothing that even resembles HIIT as an "exercise" in the tracker. <BR> <BR> Currently I've just been breaking it up into my cooldown, my fast interval, and slow interval, then cooldown. So my tracker looks something like this: <BR> 5 min (insert speed/mile - wa... Fri, 6 Nov 2009 02:49:20 EST Noob alert! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10583x29559964 Hello everyone! <BR> <BR> My name is Terri, and I'm new to this team and sorta new to SP (started about a month ago). I've recently read a whole bunch on HIIT and have now made this my preferred form of cardio - I can't tolerate doing the 45-60 minutes in the treadmill thing, and it's not doing squat for helping me lose any fat. I have WAY too many other things to do besides staring a wall trying to work up a sweat while trying to avoid smashing my the wrists on the stupid arms of the dang... Fri, 6 Nov 2009 02:35:32 EST Hey, I'm New http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10583x29243523 Hey I'm new here. I'm very interested in HIIT. I just got started today, i dont really know much about it. I'm just trying to run as fast as i can for as long as i can( aprox. 1 min at 6.8)then i walk it off for 2-3 mins. I'm trying to build endurance. so far i can do 20min. However,as time goes by i have to increase my cooling off time and decrease the speeding up time. So, i dont know if this is ok. <BR> <BR> Does anyone knows what would be the apropiate workout in the treadmill? I have n... Thu, 22 Oct 2009 14:47:59 EST Yes, somebody please validate my HIIT?! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10583x27070571 Ok, yes I am another newbie looking for validation on my routine. I just reached my endurance goal of 3miles straight running on the treadmill (9 min mile) so now my plan is HIIT. Onto the next!! <BR> So, today I completed my first real attempt. What do you think!?! <BR> Treadmill: <BR> On a 1.5% incline <BR> -3 min warm-up, 3.5mph <BR> -40 sec sprint, 8.5mph <BR> -40 sec walk, 3.5mph <BR> -repeated this for 23 minutes straight <BR> -3 min walk, 3.5mph <BR> (note,10sec of that 40 accounts for... Fri, 17 Jul 2009 17:25:07 EST Who else prefers shorter length intervals? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10583x27070505 I have been fishing around on the board and have seen a lot of people using a lot of different methods. Today I did my first "real" HIIT workout. I used 40/40 intervals of sprints and recovery. (it actually takes 10 secs to increase my speed and decrease it with that 40 secs).. I feel pretty good about my workout. By 23 minutes in (after a 3 min warmup) I was DYING, just waiting to stop. <BR> ..Anybody like shorter intervals? Longer intervals? Have you found any evidence that either method i... Fri, 17 Jul 2009 17:21:14 EST new http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10583x26752198 new to hiit, sounds good, how do i find details? Fri, 3 Jul 2009 15:22:33 EST Hi there. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10583x26301300 Hello. I'm sort of new here. I hadn't introduced myself yet because I couldn't find the time, and now that I'm laid off... well, now I have time. lol. <BR> <BR> So, my name is Sophia, but Isabella works too (middle name), so whichever you feel like using. I live on the Charlton/Sturbridge, MA line. I'm 26. I'm not sure what else to say, except that I'm ready and willing to throw myself into something new, now that I have time and less stress on my hands. Sun, 14 Jun 2009 08:17:01 EST Plyometrics Workout count as HIIT? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10583x25056129 Just wondering if that counts? I've been doing the Plyo dvd from P90X and I realized that we go for about 1 min of high intensity type jumping w/little rest in between... <BR> <BR> Would this be HIIT or sustained cardio? <BR> <BR> My personal trainer showed me a HIIT workout that wasn't on the treadmill also which is a mix of cardio/plyo - 40 sec high intensity, 20 sec rest. It's on a high step going over and back, rest, squats w/ a kettleball that I swing forward on the way up, rest, ply... Mon, 27 Apr 2009 06:58:48 EST I'm new to this team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10583x24191561 Hello everyone. I've been on sparkpeople for a while but not consistently. I started doing Jillian Michaels 30 day shred and Turbo Jam back in January. My weight loss is slow (8.5 pounds), but I've lost alot of inches. This is the first time I've seen a team that emphasized interval training. I'm a believer in it! I just ordered the Chalean Extreme program to have variety to my workouts. What other workouts have any of you used? Fri, 27 Mar 2009 19:24:22 EST Results http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10583x23937160 I am new to HIIT but not running. <BR> I am curious who has seen real results, whichever thay may be, and what they were? Thu, 19 Mar 2009 10:12:07 EST New... Need Answers... Please http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10583x23919881 I currently run 3-6 miles 3-5 days per week. I average 6.5mph for duration. I am wanting to do HIIT but not sure how often or really how to begin? Are their programs to assist? <BR> <BR> I do throw sprints into my run now. I average a 9 minute mile and normally do 3 miles 27 minutes or less. When I sprint, it's normally at 8-9 mph. <BR> <BR> I am looking for advice on how to do this right! Thanks so much all. Wed, 18 Mar 2009 17:46:09 EST Newbie... interested in HIIT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10583x22599584 Hello....I have been on sparkpeople for 1 yr now and have lost 22 lbs total. I am looking for something different to try and have heard goo things about HIIT. I am wondering if there are any good DVD's to try? I dont have a Gym membership or a Treadmill and like to exercise at home. Thanks Chrissy Wed, 4 Feb 2009 22:06:43 EST How does this sound? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10583x22346101 I work out at home, and we're in the dead of winter so I can only use my elliptical, no more running till at least the ice melts... <BR> <BR> I usually do HIIT for 30 min on my cardio days; on my strength days, if I haven't been lifting for an hour, I do HIIT for the remaining time. <BR> <BR> My Elliptical does not have an incline. <BR> <BR> 3 min: warmup, level 3 <BR> 1 min: Go fast as I can on level 2 <BR> 3 min: Normal speed on Level 4 <BR> 1 min: Go fast as I can on level 2 <BR> 3 m... Wed, 28 Jan 2009 11:49:57 EST Newbie! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10583x22148403 Hello fellow HIITers!! <BR> <BR> My name is Jamie and I've been doing HIIT for the last month, however I've only been able to do it once each week, with the exception of this week and I've done it Monday and Tuesday. I'm looking to do it more often as it really seems like a beneficial workout to burn fat fast. Looking forward to my workout today and can't wait to read some more posts and post myself!! Thu, 22 Jan 2009 14:19:51 EST What r your current HIIT Workouts? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10583x21192955 I'm just curious...what r your current HIIT workouts? <BR> <BR> I do walk/run intervals on the treadmill, as well as use Turbo jam! Fri, 26 Dec 2008 16:56:18 EST New http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10583x20961014 I really love weights, and really haven't loved cardio. I understand the benefits of it though, so I am hoping that this will be a method that I can use to incorporate cardio into my regular workout :o) Mon, 15 Dec 2008 12:59:17 EST new member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10583x20733977 striving to get more fit and gettting the willpower every day to do it. Sat, 6 Dec 2008 07:50:56 EST For those that do HIIT on elliptical http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10583x20110463 Could you tell me about your routine? <BR> <BR> Unfortunately, I don't have a HRM so I will never truly know if I'm doing HIIT. I was hoping that your feedback on your interval and rest times, incline, and resistance, might guide me. Tue, 11 Nov 2008 08:51:42 EST newbie here!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10583x20045781 Hey guys, <BR> I'm sorta a newbie here...I joined this about a week ago and started about a week ago and I love HIIT. I'm not sure if I'm doing it right but I noticed that in a week I've gone from a 38" waist to a little under 37" so I am going to continue this. I do about 30 secs of sprinting on a fast speed on a treadmill followed by 3 mins of cool down (its what I can do so far because I'm just getting back into running and I don't have the endurance I used to) but yeah sorry for the lon... Sat, 8 Nov 2008 22:22:02 EST Hi! New to the team and HIIT! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10583x19368105 Hi everyone! I just recently have hit a plateau in my weight loss and have read articles about HIIT but hadn't tried it out. A couple weeks ago I started adding it into my workout a couple times a week and have definitely seen results! I also love how it keeps me from getting bored on the treadmill. So far, I have basically been warming up for about 5 minutes at 4.0 mph then increasing my speed anywhere from 7.0-9.0 for 1 - 1:30 minutes, then back down to 4.0 for 1:30 - 2:00 (I change it a ... Wed, 15 Oct 2008 17:01:42 EST New to HIIT and bit overwhelmed http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10583x18765300 Hi newe to the team and to HIIT. It sounds great and I am very interested. I would love to find a beginners program for the Elliptical if anyone has any odeas where to locate one please lt me know. I look forward to learning more and engaging myself into this new program of cardio!! <BR> <BR> Cheers!! Wed, 24 Sep 2008 11:59:51 EST Hi ! New to HIIT and the Team! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10583x18057204 Hi All! I've been on Spark People for a few months now and have been reading about HIIT and am glad there is a spark team for it, becuase i was reading so much and confusing myself! I did my first HIIT cardio yesterday on the elliptical and it was a great workout. Does this sound like I am on the right track: I did 3min at level 4 and 1 min level 8 for 30 mins at a high speed with the last 5 mins at level 2 moderate speed?? I am excited to learn more about HIIT and to include more strengt... Fri, 29 Aug 2008 08:22:07 EST Another HIIT Newbie! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10583x17512610 Hello HIIT Team, I'm La Yneeta aka Laydeleon. I've been with spark people in think since June. At this point I'm pretty addicted. I've rekindled a love for working out and I attribute it to the site. The HIIT site looked interesting so I decided to give it a go I've just been with it a couple of days and still have a lot of questions especially concerning HIIT and weight lifting but I know with time things will fall into place. HIIT has helped me over the hump with my plateau and that hel... Sat, 9 Aug 2008 01:19:57 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10583x17463646 Hey everyone I am new and just thought I would drop in and say hi Thu, 7 Aug 2008 13:41:16 EST HIIT cardio the same day as strength? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10583x17280260 I've read it's not good to do more than 45 minutes of cardio the same day as strength training because you start to lose the muscle rather than more fat... but is it okay to do 30-40 minutes of HIIT the same day as strength or is that too much? Fri, 1 Aug 2008 11:50:44 EST A few questions about HIIT (newbie) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10583x17265363 I'm going to start HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) tomorrow... I'm new to this so I have a TON of questions for those who know a lot about HIIT. <BR> <BR> 1) When you do HIIT for your cardio, what's your routine like? How long do your HIIT sessions last? How long are your higher intensity intervals verses your lower intensity? <BR> <BR> 2) How high and low should my heart rate be (percentage-wise) at each interval? Do you warm up at the same intensity as your lower intensity interva... Thu, 31 Jul 2008 23:36:11 EST Hi! New to the team and sort of new to HIIT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10583x17216738 I'm a graduate student from Fayetteville, AR, and I recently started using HIIT in my workouts. I'm glad there's a SparkTeam for that, because I have so much to learn. Wed, 30 Jul 2008 16:29:11 EST Heart Rate Questions http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10583x17213038 Okie so I got a nifty HR monitor watch. I'm sure it's not as accurate as one with a chest strap..but it's a lot better than nothing since I could never take an accurate reading with my fingertips in my neck. <BR> I just get all confused. (I'm a non-blonde blonde.. no offense to any real blondes out there..) <BR> <BR> Anyway I did my first workout with it today. <BR> <BR> And my HR varied between intense and active rest at 163bpm and 142bpm. <BR> <BR> I used the SParkpeople target heart rat... Wed, 30 Jul 2008 14:36:29 EST Jump Rope SparkVideo Question http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10583x17156103 So tonight for my HIIT workout I did the 10 minute sparkpeople jump rope video. <BR> Has anyone tried that? <BR> I want to make sure it qualifies for HIIT. <BR> <BR> Basically short warm up. <BR> Then 30 second of jump rope, followed by 30 seconds of marching in place. <BR> She varies the style of jumps and types of marching (steping side to side, or in a big "box" step, arms pumping etc to bring down heart rate gradually). <BR> <BR> I find that I can barely make it through the whole 10 min... Tue, 29 Jul 2008 00:13:53 EST N00B here..and a little overwhelmed.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10583x17140544 I hate exercise, so I've been looking for something to maximize benefit while investing the shortest amount of time..and for that HIIT seems perfect. <BR> <BR> A while back I did the 10 minute jumprope video, and that was perfect. <BR> I'm curious..does THAT qualify for HIIT? <BR> <BR> I would like to just do my 10-15 minutes of 'turn muscles to jelly' exercise and just get it over with for the day, than try to find 60 minutes a day..which I simply don't have. <BR> <BR> I have been readin... Mon, 28 Jul 2008 15:23:10 EST Considering HIIT...a question http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10583x16876304 Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> I've been doing The Firm for about 1.5 years now, and I've seen some really great results from it. I'm in the home stretch as far as getting the excess fat off my body, but these last pounds are a struggle! My belly is the final frontier, and it's shrinking, but so SLOWLY. <BR> <BR> So, I'm thinking I need to shake things up a bit, and maybe HIIT is the answer. I found a matrix that shows the basics as far as minutes at maximum HR and minutes in recovery HR, and ho... Sun, 20 Jul 2008 14:55:03 EST New Here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10583x16741490 Hello-I'm relatively new to HIIT training. I've recently started up with running, eliptical and treadmill. I really love the results so far and would love to learn more! Tue, 15 Jul 2008 23:40:17 EST New and clueless http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10583x16501839 Hi! I am Mani and I am new to this team and HIIT. I stumbled into HIIT and got curious. It does sound like a good idea theory wise but I haven't really understood how exactly one should do it. <BR> <BR> I tried to do it today yet again. On the bike, my legs would grow too tired before I reached a decent enough heartbeat. On the elliptical, the maximum I could reach in 30 seconds was about 175bpm before my legs would give up. Is that good enough for HIIT? Or am I missing something big here? ... Tue, 8 Jul 2008 09:46:35 EST Stumbled onto HIIT and LOVE it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10583x16433386 Hi all, I'm Susie! I did my first HIIT this morning, completely by accident, and absolutely LOVED it! I went to the gym thinking I'd start my first day of the "Couch to 5K" system; I even had a podcast made specifically for it on my mp3 player. I guess I'm in better shape than I thought I was because it was WAAAAY too slow. I'm still pretty heavy and jogging is very bad for the knees when you're fat, but running isn't nearly as bad, plus I need to improve my cardiovascular fitness. <BR> <BR>... Sat, 5 Jul 2008 21:47:08 EST Anybody used a Personal Trainer? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10583x15991980 I workout at home only, and I have been at a plateau for such a long time and I'm wanting to challenge myself, so I'm thinking about signing up with a personal trainer for about 4 sessions. <BR> <BR> I'm hoping to focus on strength training and see if I can bump off of this plateau. <BR> <BR> So just wondering if anyone here has used a personal trainer for this reason and seen results, or any comments you have would be appreciated. <BR> <BR> Thanks, <BR> Teresa Fri, 20 Jun 2008 16:20:29 EST no idea .. how to approach this ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10583x15006345 I ride a bicycle about 40 miles two times a week for 4 hours each time. I am getting back into my running routine also .. of 3 times a week, running for 30 - 45 minutes. I also do aerobics (with plyos and weights, the firm) once or twice a week if I want a change. <BR> <BR> I want to up my fitnes level, so I can start getting in really awesome shape, and peak my performance in everything so I can get back into firefighting .. <BR> <BR> anyone have any idea how to do this? I am going to hir... Sun, 18 May 2008 00:33:31 EST I hope I'm doing this right.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10583x14728228 Hey Everyone, I tried my 1st HIIT workout today. I used the Arc Trainer. <BR> Warm-up:5 min <BR> High-1 min (incline 10, resistance 40) 4x <BR> Recover-2 min (incline 0, resistance 15) 4x <BR> Cool Down- 3 min <BR> Total Workout Time=20 min <BR> <BR> I felt pretty good. the last HIIT interval was tough. When I got off the Arc Trainer, my legs felt like jello, but I really didn't feel like i worked out hard enough, i was just starting to sweat. MY THR at 85% is 167, but I reached at leas... Wed, 7 May 2008 13:40:39 EST SHOE RECYCLING http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10583x14709510 Found this website for recycling our worn out shoes that are ready to be thrown out. This is a way to be GREEN and reuse those shoes for another purpose. Check it out. <BR> <BR> www.letmeplay.com <em>68</em> Tue, 6 May 2008 22:10:46 EST Interested in learning more http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10583x14281122 Hi All, I've been with SP since the 29th of March and <BR> I've lost about 10 lbs so far. I'm 37 and a SAHM of 2 pre-teens and an Army wife of almost 13 yrs. I've been working on strength training a bit and walking for a couple of months now, but would love to learn more about HIIT and see if it can help me keep up my weight loss. <BR> Grace <BR> <em>9</em> Tue, 22 Apr 2008 23:19:37 EST Is Jillian Michael's 30 Day Shed considered HIIT? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10583x13515393 Hi! <BR> <BR> I'm new to the HIIT group. I really want to get this weight loss moving. I was VERY inspired after getting 2 new bikinis today and my BODY is not where it needs to be yet to wear them. I have been doing the Jillian Michael 30 Day Shed Phase 1 and 2 for the last 1.5 weeks now and I was wondering if her circuit training work outs would be considered HIIT? Sat, 29 Mar 2008 18:20:50 EST Hoping HIIT helps me break the plateau http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10583x13275056 Hello, <BR> I did a lot of reading on HIIT last night and decided today would be my first day doing it. I wasn't realizing it, but I was sort of doing a baby version already, but today I kicked it up a notch and it was difficult. I still did what you all probably consider a baby version, but I'm glad to be getting started! Thu, 20 Mar 2008 13:12:20 EST Hello, I'm new! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10583x12963083 Good morning everyone, <BR> <BR> I am new to the team and new to the HIIT concept. I want to really challenge my body in order to break a plateau. So, I wanted to join a team that will challenge me and I think I found another one! <BR> <BR> Steph Sun, 9 Mar 2008 10:43:34 EST HIIT or Circuit Training, or both? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10583x12905323 Today, I adapted a routine I saw in a magazine. I warmed up on the treadmill for 5 minutes, ran for 90 seconds, did two sets of weight exercises, and then ran 90 more seconds, and repeated this routine for 30 minutes before cooling down by walking on the treadmill for another 5 minutes, then stretching. My heart rate was up the whole time. I logged it as Circuit Training, but since I had the 90 second intervals of running approx every two minutes, does it count as HIIT also? Thanks! Thu, 6 Mar 2008 23:21:50 EST How much are you burning per workout? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10583x12899375 Hi I´m new!! I just learned about HIIT and did 2 HIIT workouts so far. Wednesday, I warmed up for 5 minutes and alternated 30 seconds maximum and 30 of moderate intensity for 15 minutes and then cool down for 5 minutes on my bike. My average heart rate for the whole workout was at 70% HRMax. But I only burned 130 calories. (I have a polar F11 HRM). How much are you guys burning per workout? Thu, 6 Mar 2008 19:21:24 EST 5 Reasons to Spark Over the Week-end http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10583x12744705 5. It's good for you <BR> 4. To keep up the momentum you developed over the week. <BR> 3. To reach the goals you've set. <BR> 2. Weekends are the biggest challenge. You've made it through the week so you can also make it through the weekend. You are a WINNER. <BR> 1. Weigh in is one day next week. Let's see the pounds and inches melt away. <em>223</em> Sat, 1 Mar 2008 14:42:45 EST Another team newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10583x12727074 Hi, I'm Bethany, a mom of two in Indiana. I've been doing intervals on my treadmill from Prevention magazine, and from the Couch to 5K program (that I add incline intervals to), and some of my own, made up intervals for several weeks now. I find that HIIT is a fun, satisifying way to make my cardio workout go by fast, and I have seen great results in my endurance and muscle tone so far! I look forward to being part of the team. Fri, 29 Feb 2008 19:53:29 EST Does this sound like a good place to start? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10583x12132188 Hi everyone...I am SO very new to the whole HIIT concept so I may need a lot of help and ask a lot of questions. I did it for the first time last week: 5min warm up, 1 min intense, 4 min "regular" workout, 1 min intense, 4 min and then 5 min cool down. <BR> <BR> Does that sound like a good place to start? Sat, 9 Feb 2008 21:52:53 EST Haven't even started yet... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10583x12124462 Hello all! My name is Roxanne. When I say that I am new to this team, I mean brand spanking new. I haven't even started yet but I have done some suggested reading by the team at www.hiitsource.com. I feel informed, excited, and ready to start. Personally I am really excited about starting on the elliptical trainer. Of course I have to wait until I can get to one, but I really feel like I have found the perfect program for me. There's no stopping me now! <BR> Take care and thanks for al... Sat, 9 Feb 2008 14:49:51 EST Hi! new to this team! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10583x12069798 Hi Everyone! <BR> I am new to the HIIT team, but have been doing HIIT for three weeks now. i have a question for everyone. how long did it take for everyone to see results? i do HIIT three times a week varying sprints and cycling and then do weight training three days aweek. But I have put on 5 lbs instead of losing weight. <BR> <BR> Is this normal? <BR> <BR> thanks! <BR> Kat Thu, 7 Feb 2008 16:03:58 EST Hi new here!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10583x11790316 Hi, I have heard great things about HIIT. For my cardio I run outside. I usually run 2-3 miles a few times a week and a 4 miler on Sat. <BR> For one of my short runs I would like to try this HIIT method. So how do I do this exactly? <BR> Say I am doing a 25 min total run. I do wear a heart rate monitor. Should I warm up a bit then go all out (but for how long?) and then walk (how long again?)..then go all out again and how many repeats of this do I do? Can someone just tell me their su... Tue, 29 Jan 2008 19:05:32 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10583x11102222 Hey all, I'm new to Sparks and to this group. For 5 weeks or so I've been doing interval training about 3 times a week at home on my elliptical trainer for about 40 minutes at a time. <BR> <BR> I've been using the Momentum Weight Loss system, which uses a sophisticated heart rate monitor as well as some DVDs and music that has interval instructions overlapping the tunes. It's fun! I was wondering whether anyone else uses this system, and whether it would be considered HIIT (in a 40 minu... Tue, 8 Jan 2008 17:02:58 EST how to track HIIT? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10583x11072698 I started HIIT with running/jogging tonight. I did 5 intervals of 30sec, 90sec. How would I record that in my fitness tracker? Mon, 7 Jan 2008 22:34:22 EST Newbie to the team and to HIIT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10583x11072533 Hi everyone! I just recently joined the team, but have been on SP for a little over 3 1/2 months. The core of my fitness program has been walking and I have ALWAYS hated jogging or running! I recently started doing a walk/jog DVD and shock of all shocks, I am really starting to like the jogging part now. I read a little about HIIT and saw there was a HIIT Spark team and decided I should join to learn more about this and shake up my fitness routine. So I really am total newbie and would we... Mon, 7 Jan 2008 22:29:48 EST New Here!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10583x10701103 Hi everyone -- just joined as I'm looking to further my weight loss and better my body. My main goal is to lose some body fat and toning my body. <BR> So any tips you have to offer would be great! I look forward to chatting with you all. <BR> Fri, 21 Dec 2007 21:31:38 EST How does my HIIT sound? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10583x10662817 I tried HIIT for the first time today. Trouble is, I just used the interval setting on the stepper. Its programmed for one minute high, one minute low. I monitored my heart rate, started on around 125 for a minute, then went up to level 6 and 168 beats for a minute, then low again on level 1. Thing is, my heart rate wouldn't go back down to 125 range quick enough! It got down to 145-149 in the low interval, then went back up to 170-176, then to 149 again. <BR> <BR> That sounds a little high... Wed, 19 Dec 2007 11:56:54 EST Newbie from Upstate NY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10583x10553980 Hi everyone -- just joined as I'm looking to further my weight loss and better my body. I have lost 30lbs to date and only want to lose a few more but my main goal is to lose some body fat and toning my body. <BR> So any tips you have to offer would be great! I look forward to chatting with you all. Wed, 12 Dec 2007 13:03:06 EST December Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10583x10372527 Hey ladies,it is a new month with new chances to improve our health. I know I have just joined this team but I would love to know if anyone wanted to try some challenge or set some goals for us to try and accomplish???? <BR> Sun, 2 Dec 2007 09:27:35 EST New here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10583x10346519 Hello all - <BR> <BR> My name is Jennifer and I live in Siberia. My husband and I are from Texas but we have lived over here for 2 years now. I have lost a total of 40.4 pounds and want to loose another 40 by August of 2008. <BR> <BR> I have been doing HIIT now for a few months and am looking forward to learning more about it and meeting others who share the love for it! <BR> <BR> Talk to you soon- <BR> Jen Fri, 30 Nov 2007 13:11:57 EST Stop LSD and start HIITting yourself http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10583x10292148 This article had me cracking up! http://tinyurl.com/34c2b5 <BR> <BR> Another article on the same site goes more in-depth on HIIT, and it's pretty funny too <BR> http://tinyurl.com/2rnct8 Tue, 27 Nov 2007 19:20:30 EST Interval lengths http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10583x10290847 Hi guys! I'm new to this team -- planning on doing my first HIIT tonight, and switching two of my five cardio days a week to HIIT. <BR> <BR> One question though. On the interwebs, you generally see bodybuilders recommending a 30 second burst followed by a 30 second recovery period. The Spark article suggests 1 minute bursts followed by 4 minute recovery periods. <BR> <BR> What's more effective? Is 30 seconds of max effort enough? Is 30 seconds of recovery enough? <BR> <BR> Thanks! Tue, 27 Nov 2007 17:45:48 EST Arms/Abs HIIT Challenge Beginners http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1103x10583x9653640 Hey! Here's a new challenge for all our HITT Team members. Today is the start of the Arms/Abs Challenge. It's simple really, do the exercises listed below, pick exercises that you are already doing or browse the Spark exercise demos and pick three from there, whatever you decide. <BR> <BR> All you need to do is let me know you want to join the challenge, perform the exercises 2 to 3 times a week, and report back on your progress. Whoever performs the most reps is the winner of the chall... Tue, 23 Oct 2007 10:29:47 EST Goal weight http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10583x8411399 Does anyone know how to calculate your goal weights based on hitting it without resetting your page? <BR> <BR> I hit my goal weight at 209. <em>224</em> Mon, 20 Aug 2007 14:17:37 EST Hiya people hit me http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10583x8306002 I am a new one and desperately in need of start people who can help me ,guide me,push me and chid me.So all you performers challenge me . Tue, 14 Aug 2007 23:31:37 EST New To HIIT team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10583x8296754 just writing to say hi i'm joining this team because i love to do cario. Tue, 14 Aug 2007 14:55:16 EST 40 min HIIT/week Challenge (Advanced) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1103x10583x8182813 Hey guys this is a new challenge for all of you that have tried HIIT and love it. <BR> <BR> The challenge here is to get in at least 40 mins worth of cardio a week. You can do 2 sessions that include 20 minutes of HIIT, 4 sessions of 10 minutes and so on. You get to chose how to do it, the only rule you have to follow is to get in 40 minutes in every week. <BR> <BR> Let us know in this tread if you want in and if so, report back with your partials and totals for the week. For example: Today... Wed, 8 Aug 2007 16:08:54 EST Getting started today http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10583x8085506 Hi everyone: I'm new hear and wanted to let everyone know that I'm going to do my first HIIT workout today. I had gotten a HIIT workout from a magazine but I thought you did it everyday. Needless to say that after 4 days of pushing myself in row I gave up on it. they never explained that it was HIIT and to start gradually. <BR> <BR> Can you an HIIT weight training session? Fri, 3 Aug 2007 17:10:07 EST Introduce your self! :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10583x6141107 Welcome everyone!! <BR> <BR> We will use this place to introduce our selves and talk about whatever is non HIIT related. Having said that let me introduce my self: <BR> <BR> My name is Aldana and I've been HIITing (yes, we invent verbs) for over a year now and I can honestly say that it does work and it helps you trough plateaus and to burn calories more efficiently. I will post a couple of link you can read to better understand the principles of HIIT. Let me know if you like them. <BR> <B... Mon, 23 Apr 2007 12:06:44 EST HIIT Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10583x6084791 If you have nevery HIIT before, try to incorporate one HIIT workout in your regular cardio workout routine. <BR> <BR> For those who are pros, try to incorporate 3 to 4 HIIT workouts per week. <BR> <BR> Please record your progress here, I want to know what you think? Do you like it, do you hate it, is it helping you bust through that plateau? I want to hear from you. <em>30</em> Thu, 19 Apr 2007 17:14:00 EST Lets's HIIT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10583x6084764 HIIT 101: <BR> HIIT is an advanced form of cardiovascular training that will help you burn more cals over an extended period of time. <BR> <BR> What you'd have to do is warm up for 10-15 mins, alternate high intensity cardio and active rest and recovert for about 20 mins and then cool down for another 10. The intervals can be of various lengths and you can use any type of cardio exercise, cycling swimming, running, walking, aerobics, circuit training to get the benefits of a HITT workout. ... Thu, 19 Apr 2007 17:11:27 EST