I am doing a weight routine which requires me to lift for under 30 minutes (6 days a week, though). It is obviously very low volume (2 exercises per workout oif a 5x5 nature), and so I have ample time to perform 15-20 minutes of HIIT after each workout.
How many days a week should I perform HIIT? I would do it on all 6 if I wasn’t afraid of hindering muscle gains or burning out. It lets me eat a little more while cutting, and its oh so painful (but in a good way).
How many times/week would you guys suggest doing HIIT on an elliptical, 30min sprinting with 60sec rests? I sprint a total of anywhere from 8-12 times during the workout (usually around 9), and it takes me under 20 minutes, so I’m out of the gym in 45-50 minutes tops. I don’t want to run the risk of hindering muscle preservation because I do HIIT so much, and I also want the fat to come off quickly (obviously).
Thanks for your reccomendations.