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Bravogrl27
05-06-2006, 06:12 AM
<span style='color:green'><span style='color:purple'><span style='color:orange'>I&#39;m still making up for lost time and catching up on threads... I don&#39;t understand why 3 or more times a week would be unadvisable. </span></span></span>

Christine_99
05-06-2006, 06:18 AM
From my understanding if you are already training your legs twice per week then doing HIIT more than twice per week would be too much for your legs. I believe Thunder said "kiss your legs goodbye" to me when I asked the same question. It would be overtraining :)

So twice per week and a SS session if you need it should suffice.

quickie
05-06-2006, 07:54 AM
Originally posted by Christine_99@May 6 2006, 06:18 AM
From my understanding if you are already training your legs twice per week then doing HIIT more than twice per week would be too much for your legs. I believe Thunder said "kiss your legs goodbye" to me when I asked the same question. It would be overtraining :)

So twice per week and a SS session if you need it should suffice.
Good advice. Shorter intervals are especially demanding on the CNS. You MIGHT be able to get away with longer intervals depending on how your entire plan is setup. (i.e. 400 m)

Bravogrl27
05-06-2006, 03:42 PM
Well given that my HIIT session earlier this week was probably the closest I&#39;ve ever gotten to a true one (it&#39;s a lot easier doing it outside than on a treadmill for me anyway), I can see that a little bit more than before--cuz I&#39;ve been feeling it all week ever since . . . the runner deep inside of me though still wants to bust out and run more . . .

Brandi
05-06-2006, 03:47 PM
And does this runner want to do HIIT?

Bravogrl27
05-07-2006, 01:14 AM
Originally posted by Brandi@May 6 2006, 10:47 AM
And does this runner want to do HIIT?
You mean the runner in me, lol. No, the runner in me hates HIIT, but is slowly being beat into submission. :lol:

Leah
05-07-2006, 01:55 AM
Originally posted by Bravogrl27@May 6 2006, 11:42 AM
Well given that my HIIT session earlier this week was probably the closest I&#39;ve ever gotten to a true one (it&#39;s a lot easier doing it outside than on a treadmill for me anyway), I can see that a little bit more than before--cuz I&#39;ve been feeling it all week ever since . . . the runner deep inside of me though still wants to bust out and run more . . .
Running outside is easier for me too. I don&#39;t know how anyone can run on a treadmill :uuhh:

CraveMuscle
05-07-2006, 01:57 AM
very carefully.

PowerManDL
05-07-2006, 05:00 AM
Taxing work is taxing work. Doesn&#39;t matter the source.

mark
05-07-2006, 05:40 AM
Originally posted by PowerManDL@May 6 2006, 10:00 PM
Taxing work is taxing work. Doesn&#39;t matter the source.
Unless it&#39;s from your accountant.

Bravogrl27
05-07-2006, 05:42 AM
Originally posted by mark@May 7 2006, 12:40 AM
Unless it&#39;s from your accountant.
Where&#39;s the emoticon for SUPER CORNY. :p

Lexy007
05-07-2006, 05:06 PM
I prefer HIIT over SS, and can do it much better.
Im trying to get back into running condition for soccer, so im starting to kick myself in the ass when I do HIIT (3x a week). Im hoping it will help with the SS, which it has before.

Bravogrl27
05-07-2006, 09:55 PM
Originally posted by Lexy007@May 7 2006, 12:06 PM
I prefer HIIT over SS, and can do it much better.
Im trying to get back into running condition for soccer, so im starting to kick myself in the ass when I do HIIT (3x a week). Im hoping it will help with the SS, which it has before.
Do you play on a college team?