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Old 09-12-21, 01:54 PM  
Jane P.
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Do HIIT workouts really help you lose fat?

I'm just wondering how effective they are compared to steady state cardio. If you do either of these types of cardio what duration do you do?
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Old 09-13-21, 06:46 AM  
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HIIT is usually 30 min or under for me. I think as little as 10 min can make a difference if done consistently. Steady state is usually around 45 min or longer.
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Old 09-13-21, 10:32 AM  
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I actually sort of hate HIIT because it's frenetic and exhausting, but I've been doing it pretty exclusively for a few months now and feel like it's made much more of a positive difference in my muscle-to-fat ratio more so than steady state (which I prefer, but I guess it doesn't produce as many dramatic results, at least for me).
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Old 09-13-21, 04:06 PM  
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Do you mix Hiit and Steady State or just do Hiit?
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Old 09-13-21, 05:33 PM  
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When I do HIIT, I stick to around 30 minutes. With steady state cardio, I can go 45 minutes to an hour. I don't particularly enjoy HIIT, as it can be tough on my joints, but I do try to fit some in to my rotation. I've noticed that "HIIT" is a buzz word in fitness and so many instructors on YT label workouts as HIIT when they really aren't.
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Old 09-13-21, 06:15 PM  
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I do both - whatever is in the program I am doing.

I am going to recommend MrandMrsMuscle on youtube they have HIIT short as 4 min, show modifications and are total body usually even when labeled as something else. I add these onto my easier days and they are often harder than some 45 min workouts I do - but doable.
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Old 09-13-21, 07:10 PM  
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I've noticed that "HIIT" is a buzz word in fitness and so many instructors on YT label workouts as HIIT when they really aren't.
This. Isnít the original concept an individualized thing, though. The moves have to be something where you can go hard enough to get the heart rate up in a certain range for about 20-40 seconds. If you are following someone else and they arenít cueing moves that get you there, it might be an interval workout, but it wonít be HIIT.

Iíve read that itís really hard to push yourself hard enough to the levels that the original HIIT studies were based on. The people that write those articles may not have met any VFers, though.
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Old 09-14-21, 06:25 AM  
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I find the scale moves after a stall if I start adding in brief HIIT a few times a week. Because of health issues I'm not allowed to do high impact anymore or lift anything over my head and I have some vertigo so things that involve changing from standing to horizontal moves ie burpees make me very dizzy.

I'd love to incorporate more HIIT but finding things I can safely do has been my biggest challenge. I have found that adding the short beginning step segment from Cathe's Athletic Training has been helping. That's not HIIT but it gets my heart rate up, but I think that's because my cardio endurance has declined over the years since taking the impact out of my workouts. I do think adding short bursts of more intense cardio (that is different for everyone) whether it is true HIIT or not has benefits.
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Old 09-14-21, 07:33 AM  
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I do think adding short bursts of more intense cardio (that is different for everyone) whether it is true HIIT or not has benefits.
I agree with this.

I hate HIIT. I am lazy and don't want to work that hard. I'd rather spend hours doing steady state. I'll do the bursts, as Tugger mentioned, but I don't do true HIIT. I'm injured and am limited on what I can do but even if I wasn't, I still wouldn't be doing HIIT. I think my laziness overcomes my desire to lose fat.

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Old 09-15-21, 10:04 AM  
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Fitness with PJ just posted a HIIT workout for all levels.

https://youtu.be/e3lEqsFrhTY

This is the second time I’ve seen a workout posted shortly after we talked about the type of workout. Probably just a coincidence, but I did appreciate the new workout!
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