Thank you! I didn’t mean to say TC instead of CT, my bad. So, start low and increase the volume? Alrite, sounds good! Should I aim to warm-up with a mile or so, and than go right into the intervals? I don’t think that just five or ten minutes of intervals would suffice for cardio, even if it’s HIIT…[/quote]
If it’s hard, it’s hard. Even if it’s only 5-10 minutes. One of my favorite cardio “finishers” (I inexpressibly hate doing cardio, unless absolutely necessary or for conditioning needs) is to grab a straight curl bar, put weight on there, and walk with it for laps around the gym. Zercher position, front squat position, back squat position.
After about 2-3 minutes, you want to die. That’s enough for about 2 laps. Then I rest or do abs. Then I do 2-3 more circuits with the weight and call it. Try it, I gaurantee 10 minutes is an eternity. That’s the beauty of HIIT. A hard 15 minutes will make you want to die, but will ultimately kick the crap out of your metabolism. Nevertheless, do a warmup of some kind.
I only mentioned the mile run as a suggestion if your overall endurance is uber-crap. If it’s not, don’t worry about it, or run a light mile as recovery on your off days.