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    Nutrition for HIIT

    Happy New Year everyone!

    What should the nutrition be surrounding a High Intensity cardio session?

    Currently, I am following the sticky by rambo, but on my off days I would like to add some HIIT or 80% of MAX HR to increase my cardiovascular fitness.

    I'm not too worried about losing lean mass, my primary goal is fat loss followed by cardio increase, and then finally maybe adding or maintaining muscle.

    Currently my schedule looks like the following:
    Weight days.
    7am - cardio(45 min - low intensity)
    9am - protein/fat
    12pm - protein/fat
    3pm - protein/fat
    5pm - weights
    following weights - PWO
    8pm - PPWO
    11pm - protein/fat

    Non Weight Days
    7am - cardio(45 min - low intensity)
    9am - protein/fat
    12pm - protein/fat
    3pm - (p/cc)protein/complex carb
    6pm - (p/f)protein/fat
    8pm - protein/fat
    11pm - protein/fat

    For the Non Weight Days, if I added HIIT at 6pm, would I replace my 3pm p/cc with a p/f and then add a p/cc directly after cardio(sample1)? Or would it be more like a weight days with a simple carb/protein PWO and PPWO after the HIIT(sample2). OR is this just a bad idea to begin with?

    Thanks for any input


    Sample1
    Non Weight Days
    7am - cardio(45 min - low intensity)
    9am - protein/fat
    12pm - protein/fat
    3pm - (p/f)protein/fat
    5pm - HIIT
    following HIIT - (p/cc)protein/complex carb
    8pm - protein/fat
    11pm - protein/fat

    or
    Sample2
    Non Weight Days
    7am - cardio(45 min - low intensity)
    9am - protein/fat
    12pm - protein/fat
    3pm - (p/f)protein/fat
    5pm - HIIT
    following HIIT - simple carb/protein
    8pm - complex carb/protein
    11pm - protein/fat
    Last edited by godbod; 01-04-2005 at 06:48 AM.

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    Did you mean HIIT as in High Intensity Interval Training?

    That is a form of cardio, HIT is a type of weight training.

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    Yea, sorry. My mistake. I did mean HIIT.

    The more I look around the forum, it would seem that I would want a complex carb after it since it isn't breaking down the muscle as much as weights would do. If anyone has another opinion though, feel free to correct me.

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    I don't do HIIT and never will, so I'll leave this to the others.

    Peace!

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