Right now I am cutting. I have a slow metabolism naturally so I like to incorporate HIIT. I've also decided to train 5 days/week, but very short training days.
mon - chest/tricep
tue - quads/calf
wed - off
thu - hams/glutes/calf
fri - shoulder/traps/tricep
sat - back/bicep/calf
sun - off
This way my metabolism seem higher throughout the week. I set a very low volume for this routine, maybe 30-40min tops lifting weights. here's an example week
mon - bench press, close grip bench
tue - front squat, calf raise
thu - deadlift, romanian dead, seated calf rs
fri - hang clean+push press, military press to head(tri)
sat - pull up, row variation, bb curl, 1 leg db calf rs
I am incorporating 10-20 min HIIT at the end of every workout, using different methods that this website has given me ideas. For example, yesterday was front squats.
I did 6*4 front squats 80kg (i know, it's a problem for another post)and after calves went to hiit. The way I did HIIT was I did 20 reps of very light front squats (20kg) and 30 sec bici (low intensity) and 20 reps and so on until I had done this for 20 min.
Is this OK? Or is it bad to do this kind of thing with the same exercise directly after the heavy work with the same exercise?? Friday, shoulders, I will do hang clean and press heavy, and then for HIIT I'll do the same hang clean and press really light and do 30 sec of walking incline treadmill or something - you get the idea - for, depending on how I feel 10 - 20 min.
This is the same for every day that I work out except for chest, where I will do db swing or something, but always an exercise that requires more energy, compound multi joint. My workout are never more than an hour and most of the time much less.
I guess the main question I have is if it's ok to do 100 - 200 reps of really light reps with the HIIT of the same exercise i was just doing 5 minutes before, but heavy?
This post is way too long sorry, but I also wanted to know what you think of my program? Too much?