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Better HIIT Programming for Fat Loss?


#1

Which HIIT program is better for fat loss. 30 seconds of high intensity followed by 30 seconds of rest for 10 rounds. Or 1 minute of high intensity followed by 1 minute of rest for 5 rounds. My initial thoughts are that the former would be better as the intensity should be higher for 30 seconds compared to a minute. I realize that I will eventually hit a plateau and will have to overload. This is for a beginner to intermediate person. Thanks.


#2

It don’t think it’d make a notable difference. Fat loss is diet much more than training, untill you get to REALLY high volumes of training. Do which ever you can stick to better, or even alternate.


#3

Thanks for the comments. I’m doing the dieting. Just trying to maximize the cardio. I’d like to get body fat into the upper teens. Right now I’m at 22% according to the gizmo at the gym.