Good replies so far guys! Lets keep 'em coming!
Let’s expand from just listing our HIIT methods, and also elaborate on how often we implement our HIIT, how we schedule our nutrition around our HIIT, how far into our cuts we implement our HIIT, and how HIIT effects our recovery and how we work around/with this.
I am currently doing LISS walking fasted every morning for 30 min, and doing a LOW TO MEDIUM intensity interval training post workout, such as a farmer walk or lunges (medium intensity), followed by 3 min maximum incline high speed treadmill walking (medium intensity), followed by 5 min of 10 incline and speed 3.0 treadmill walking(low intensity).
I do this medium-low intensity interval training daily post workout because I Don’t want to overdose on LISS, but I couldn’t recover from HIIT post workout daily. Even lower intensity interval training Is shown to be beneficial compared to plain liss (Although I STRONGLY feel LISS should be included in any serious cut). Science doesn’t back my views on LISS but the personal experience of myself and others does, one of those scenarios where science doesn’t always translate to real life, due to variables and factors that we don’t understand or overlook.
I also do a “REAL” HIIT spring interval session ONCE a week. When I get down to 10% bodyfat ill bump this to once every four days, maybe even once every three days alternating 20 minute sessions with TABATA.
On a side note, do any of you guys do TABATA HIIT? If you haven’t heard of it, look into it! The premise is 20 seconds of absolute maximum effort (Whether this be sprints, jump squats, or whatever), followed by 10 seconds of rest, repeated 8 times for a 4 minute workout!
Excited to hear all about your guy’s cardio protocols!!