is this considered interval hiit or what ?

curious as to what i have been doing on the treadmill for the past 2 weeks would be considered?

Start on incline of 4 at walking at speed of 3.7and every 10 calories I increase incline a whole notch.(not half) all the way up to 11 ( i consider this my warm up) I know the calories is not the most accurate way to track but it is the easiest to keep an eye on and keep the numbers simple ...I am also using a heart rate monitor to record the actual calories

after i burn the cals (on machine)at incline 11.... I will notch down the incline a degree every 10 cals as I notch down i bump up the speed a .1

then when i get to incline of 4 .. and now basically at a pretty good jog (for me anyway)i start climbing back up as previously explained but as i climb steeper.... I back the speed down .1 per degree of incline so i will be walking at 3.7 at incline of 11again..then climb down increasing speed again

I repeat this cycle for 60 minutes ...

then i aggressively lift weights for 35-45 minutes

then back on the dreadmill and push hard (again for me)at incline of 4 at speed range 5.5-6.5 for 20 minutes

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High-intensity interval training (HIIT), also called High-Intensity Intermittent Exercise (HIIE) or sprint interval training, is an enhanced form of interval training, an exercise strategy alternating periods of short intense anaerobic exercise with less-intense recovery periods. HIIT is an effective form of cardiovascular exercise. Usual HIIT sessions may vary from 9–20 minutes. These short, intense workouts provide improved athletic capacity and condition, improved glucose metabolism, and improved fat burning.

IMHO, Intense yes but not HIIT.

crafterjohn 660
5 years ago

Thanks for the link. I am getting back into shape after an 8 year hiatus...and there is so much new information to take in....In my previous life I would run or bike for hours on end and I can see myself heading in that direction again......

schmoe 8.2k
5 years ago

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