Lower body rest/recovery

Discussion in 'Training' started by ladybug, Jul 6, 2007.

  1. ladybug

    ladybug Member

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    I know that placement of HIIT sessions in relation to lower body training has been discussed before (ie same day vs on upper body training day when doing an upper/lower split). But how do I best set up a training week to avoid exhausting my legs (and providing sufficient recovery time in a dieting phase) while still getting in enough cardio?

    I'm thinking of this (feedback/critique PLEASE):
    SUN: Upper Body/HIIT
    MON: Intervals/SS
    TUE: Lower Body
    WED: Complexes/SS
    THU: Upper Body/HIIT
    FRI: Lower Body/Intervals
    SAT: OFF

    Thanks!
     
  2. Erik

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    Five interval days and four training days. Don't you think that's a bit on the 'overkill' side?

    I don't see how you can avoid lower body fatigue on that set up. Your lower body is trained 6 days a week, at least 5 of them tough.
     
  3. ladybug

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    by intervals/ss I mean sf protocol... so how do I modify the set up? switch HIIT to lower body days?:confused:
     
  4. Erik

    Erik Admin

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    Remove some of the cardio.
     
  5. jackieleigh

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    Should HIIT be done on the same day as your LBWO?
     
  6. Ali

    Ali Senior Member

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    Sure.
     
  7. PowerManDL

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    There's not a lot of "should bes". If you rephrase it as "can be", then yes, absolutely.

    Intervals are funny things, it's not always a black/white issue with how and where to put them in a workout week.
     

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