I haven’t really done cardio at all as part of my regimen since i began lifting 4 years ago. I am pretty active in my daily life and play basketball every once in a while, etc. But as part of my training it has always just pretty much been lifting. I’ve decided to start implementing HIIT into my week, maybe 3 or 4 times a week (not on leg days and maybe not day after leg days)… in order to get down to a shredded body fat %. I pretty much hover around 9% give or take these days (i’m 23 btw)
My question is when should I do HIIT training? I usually do a bodybuilders split 5-6 days a week. I work until 7 on the weekdays so usually train from 7-8:30 or 9pm. Right after my lift a consume a protein shake (42 gs protein and 5-10 gs glutamine). Then about 30 to 45 minutes later I eat my large post workout meal.
I read somewhere that you should do your HIIT after your resistance training session. Is this ideal? Would it be recommended to drink my post workout shake before i do my 15-20 minutes of HIIT?
This is pretty vague but I think the general question(s) is outlined. Thanks in advance.