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mybell
05-29-2006, 04:56 PM
Instead of using a faster speed for HIIT will I get the same workout if I use a constant speed and adjust the incline on the treadmill?

One reason I want to know is that I'm doing a 10k at the end of summer and it's in the mountains, I need to train on some good hills or incline.

Or should I leave the incline for my SS cardio day?

thanks.

Leah
05-29-2006, 05:24 PM
Originally posted by mybell@May 29 2006, 12:56 PM
Instead of using a faster speed for HIIT will I get the same workout if I use a constant speed and adjust the incline on the treadmill?

One reason I want to know is that I'm doing a 10k at the end of summer and it's in the mountains, I need to train on some good hills or incline.

Or should I leave the incline for my SS cardio day?

thanks.
I don't think you'll get the same workout but it's definitely worthy of using and still a form of interval training

Sunshine
05-29-2006, 05:26 PM
I guess it would depend on how long your intervals are and how fast your treadmill can change incline. My gym has older t-mills that take a while, so a short interval would be tough to do.

mybell
05-29-2006, 05:32 PM
It is slower getting up to an incline, so it would be more Interval training then HIIT.

I'm thinking then this would work one HIIT, one interval incline, and 2 ss a week. This will work till after the 10k. I have to be able to run up a mountain. I've done the run before, but only made it half way up, want to be able to run the whole way up this time.

Kathryn
05-29-2006, 06:46 PM
I do the sprinting part of HIIT on inclines...around 10% grade at 9.5 mph..it all depends on how cardiovascular in shape you are...plus the treadmills only go up to 10 mph anyway...need something to challenge me..

Erik
05-29-2006, 06:53 PM
Originally posted by Kathryn@May 29 2006, 02:46 PM
I do the sprinting part of HIIT on inclines...around 10% grade at 9.5 mph..it all depends on how cardiovascular in shape you are...plus the treadmills only go up to 10 mph anyway...need something to challenge me..
That's impressive.

Kathryn
05-29-2006, 07:09 PM
Originally posted by Thunder@May 29 2006, 12:53 PM
That's impressive.
it bites my booty...but then again..it wouldn't be HIIT if it wasn't challenging!

CraveMuscle
05-29-2006, 07:12 PM
I get winded just fast walking that incline, much less running.

:eek:

Kathryn
05-29-2006, 07:23 PM
Originally posted by CraveMuscle@May 29 2006, 01:12 PM
I get winded just fast walking that incline, much less running.

:eek:
:p so do i too when I'm walking it for a long period of time..but for some reason I can put all I have into it when it's only 30 sec.

jrb1980
05-29-2006, 08:24 PM
My treadmill maxs out at 10.0 and I do my intervals at that level with 7.0% incline. I get a great workout but realized today I think I will need to get outside where I can go faster to really progress with it.

JK333
05-29-2006, 08:34 PM
Originally posted by Kathryn@May 29 2006, 02:46 PM
I do the sprinting part of HIIT on inclines...around 10% grade at 9.5 mph..it all depends on how cardiovascular in shape you are...plus the treadmills only go up to 10 mph anyway...need something to challenge me..
You just became my newest hero. Wow. :clap:

hemi
05-29-2006, 09:29 PM
Originally posted by JK333@May 29 2006, 03:34 PM
You just became my newest hero. Wow. :clap:
Mine too! Awesome Kathryn!

I did HIIT on the stationary bike this am to switch things up a bit from the dreadmill, and the bike kicked my ass.

Kathryn
05-29-2006, 09:31 PM
ah thanks guys...I think it comes from my when I was in boot camp and AIT...something seemed to kick into me that I have to give it all I have on things if I want to go anywhere...that and I'm very very competitive person. :uuhh:

never tried it on the bike yet...that would probably kick my booty too!

sh610
05-29-2006, 10:28 PM
I thought speed was hard, omg incline was killer when combined with a easy run pace.