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    Hi just got a few questions :


    Whats better doing just hiit on alternate days or doing one day with hiit and the next cardio?

    Is hiit just as good on a statiionary bike as running on a track? (i heard its not as effective on the treadmill as it doesn't slow down and speed up instantly)

    And if you do do hiit on the bike is there a certain level of resistance you should do it on?

    Thanks for any replies.
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    I doubt you would see much benefit from a day of cardio and a day of HIIT, so I certainly stick with just HIIT if I were you, unless you want to work on your endurance that is.

    A lot would say HIIT should be done outdoors and running, I personally feel do it on what you feel best with and as for the treadmill, some (well the ones I use) have an interval setting on them, so look out for those ones.

    I doubt resistance would matter that much, as long as you get your resting/sprint paces sorted.
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    If you mean HIIT alternated with steady state cardio, of course its more beneficial than a days rest. Once your body is adjusted to that amount of exercise.

    If you're targeting weight/fat loss then of course 2/3 extra days cardio will be significant.
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    what are your goals?

    intervals on a running track - excellent.

    riding a stationary bike at a gym is fine providing you are doing a good distance.

    intervals effectively on a stationary bike. i dont think its effective. it's hard to tire yourself on a bike. its better to ride a decent mileage.

    as for intervals on a treadmill, waste of time and ineffective. nothing like reality.

    no decent runner who competes at any distance would be caught doing intervals indoors on a treadmill.
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    (Original post by Revenged)
    what are your goals?

    intervals on a running track - excellent.

    riding a stationary bike at a gym is fine providing you are doing a good distance.

    intervals effectively on a stationary bike. i dont think its effective. it's hard to tire yourself on a bike. its better to ride a decent mileage.

    as for intervals on a treadmill, waste of time and ineffective. nothing like reality.

    no decent runner who competes at any distance would be caught doing intervals indoors on a treadmill.

    my main goal is to lose the fat around my stomach but im also trying to build muscle too so im doing weights every day. the reason im asking is cos i don't think theres a track near me that i can get to easily and i don't really want to do it running on the pavements locally. im already a member of the gym and theyve got stationary bikes there so just wanted to know if its as effective.
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    cycling is easier than running, so it would not be as effective, unless you spend more time riding. but saying this i still think a good distance at the rower or on the bike would be the best form of cardio at the gym.

    i would get your exercise plan sorted mate, you dont do weights everyday. be careful with weights if you dont know what you are doing!

    also your goals are just aspirations. i really think goals should be something that you can measure so that you can track your progress.

    since you asked about running, i'll help you a little with this, but i can't help you about weights training.

    before you can run intervals effectively you need to be able to run a decent mileage so that you have a solid aerobic fitness base.

    start by running for 20 minutes non-stop and work up from there. if you want to get into running on concrete then you need to invest in some running shoes to save your knees.
 
 
 
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