Doing HIIT cardio four times a week wasn’t that smart. Yesterday was a chest day and I couldn’t really make the mind-muscle connection. THEN, I realized I was burning out my CNS by incorporating HIIT. MY goal was to just look good-not to gain mass or to lose fat. (I ate alot)
SO for all the haters’ out there, give Steady state a try. It’s not that bad. Kind of a pointless post, but here’s a cool link that lets you see where your 1rm’s match up to others in your weight class. http://www.brianmac.co.uk/weight.htm
Not to be a dick, but I don’t understand people like you. You say doing HIIT 4 x per week is too taxing on your system - so what do you do? Drop HIIT altogether and switch to steady state!
I have NOTHING against steady state cardio. Just like every approach it does have it’s benefits. I’m commenting on how people go from one extreme to the other - skipping countless “moderate” steps along the way.
Sometimes you don’t have to completely revamp what you’re doing, but make sensible adjustments to find their sweet spot.
That said if this new approach is giving you what you want then good for you!
I never said drop HIIT altogether. In fact, I was doing it so much BECAUSE I loved it so much. What I’m saying is it’s very difficult to get the most out of weight training when doing HIIT 4 times a week. REguardless of how much you are eating.