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    HIIT Question and Workout Schedule

    Right now I am doing a split routine M and Th Chest, Tri's and Shoulders and T and F - Legs, back and Bi's. Sticking to all compound exercises and doing well so far.

    I am also doing HIIT on M - W -F - 5 min warm up then 60 seconds at 80 to 90% max heart rate and then back down to 70% for 10 cycles -. Other days I walk on the treadmill around 60 to 70% of Max HR.

    Will doing HIIT impact my gains on my legs - is this too much stress for my body to take?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kewe View Post
    Right now I am doing a split routine M and Th Chest, Tri's and Shoulders and T and F - Legs, back and Bi's. Sticking to all compound exercises and doing well so far.

    I am also doing HIIT on M - W -F - 5 min warm up then 60 seconds at 80 to 90% max heart rate and then back down to 70% for 10 cycles -. Other days I walk on the treadmill around 60 to 70% of Max HR.

    Will doing HIIT impact my gains on my legs - is this too much stress for my body to take?
    I believe that too much cardio will take a toll on gains. One thing is some light cardio a few times a week but if you want size then I would tone it back a bit.

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    i think that is ok and really long cardio sessions are not good for gains, but hiit is actually an anaerobic exercise.

    i don't like long boring cardio my self and in my cardio day i do intervals. faster workout and more cals burned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buster Brown View Post

    I believe that too much cardio will take a toll on gains. One thing is some light cardio a few times a week but if you want size then I would tone it back a bit.
    Absolutely correct. You must leave your body an energy reserve to grow. If you deplete that reserve your gains will suffer.

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    Thanks for the advice. When I don't do some kind of cardio I feel guilty... lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by kewe View Post
    Thanks for the advice. When I don't do some kind of cardio I feel guilty... lol
    Cardio def leaves you feeling fulfilled but you can't bench in the 400's and be a Marathon runner. Specific goals require specific training.

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