I've been doing the gerbil-on-the-wheel treadmill routine for 6 weeks now and am growing numb from it. I'm doing TM 5 days/wk for 45-50 minutes per day; varying b/twn 3.8-4.3 mph. I am interested in doing high intensity interval training (HIIT) and have the basics down, found some routines that I can comfortably start with, etc. What I'm wondering is
1. How often does one do HIIT? Everyday, every other day, x times per week? I generally do my cardio M-F with weekends off.
2. If you do the HIIT say M, W, F do you do the gerbil workouts on Tues and Thurs (or do some other type of less intense cardio) or can HIIT be done everyday?
I'm finally getting that the gerbil workout is less effective than any type of HIIT (I'm planning on alternating treadmill HIIT and jumprope HIIT programs) as far as fat loss goes. Also, I am starting on some basic weight training. I'm looking to lose 35 lbs. of fat and shape everything up. I've lost 6 lbs so far (since the beginning of Jan.) but have hit a plateau and need to revamp my workouts.
I've been searching all over for this specific info w/out any luck so far. Any suggestions/information would be appreciated. Thanks!