I don't want to die: safety isues with HIIT

  • Tyinstl

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    Sep 18, 2008 5:40 AM GMT
    Okay, I love HIIT...I can see the results the day after. It's tasty.

    However I feel like it's not the safest form of exercise. I get up to about 12mph on the treadmill...if the belt slips (it happens pretty often at that speed) I would fall on my face and have an embarassing skid mark down my cheek or worse.

    Is there a safer form of HIIT? I'd like to keep my face skid-mark-free.
  • Tyinstl

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    Sep 18, 2008 5:41 AM GMT
    Also, can anyone tell me how to spell issues? I seem to have forgotten.
  • Tritimium

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    Sep 18, 2008 9:29 AM GMT
    You could also do HIIT by:


    - You could run outside! No belt slippage risk there.
    - Cycling (i.e. spinning, in the gym)
    - Rowing - most Concept2 models (and probably others) will have an intervals workout loaded. Probably the quickest way to get your pulse racing, since rowing involves so many muscles. It's my No.1, in fact. I can push myself far harder on a rower than on anything else, though it can get painful.
    - Swimming - e.g. 50 m sprints
    - Any of the weird cardio machines that I don't understand.

    Any use?
  • Tyinstl

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    Sep 18, 2008 9:44 AM GMT
    Tritimium saidYou could also do HIIT by:


    - You could run outside! No belt slippage risk there.
    - Cycling (i.e. spinning, in the gym)
    - Rowing - most Concept2 models (and probably others) will have an intervals workout loaded. Probably the quickest way to get your pulse racing, since rowing involves so many muscles. It's my No.1, in fact. I can push myself far harder on a rower than on anything else, though it can get painful.
    - Swimming - e.g. 50 m sprints
    - Any of the weird cardio machines that I don't understand.

    Any use?


    lol, I forgot instead of running on a treadmill you could just...run. There you have it.
  • Tritimium

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    Sep 18, 2008 11:25 AM GMT
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    Sep 18, 2008 3:23 PM GMT
    You could also do HIIT on the elliptical, the arc trainer, the stepper or the step milll as well.

    Added benefit with the arc trainer and stepper: works your glutes too, and who doesn't want a nice ass?

    To have, that is.

    On their person, that is.

    Shit...you know what I mean.
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    Sep 18, 2008 3:31 PM GMT
    I've experienced the "slipping" on the treadmill also, and immediately quit using that piece of equipment. I do HIIT on the step mill also. It's a killer but doable. Seems pretty safe if you're use to using the step mill. I think that if you don't use the piece of equipment regularly, it too could be dangerous. Anything moving allows for a mis-step so to speak.
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    Sep 22, 2008 1:49 AM GMT
    That is a great question Ty

    Perhaps you could add weight such as a back pack and then decrease your speed on the TM?

    I am not certain, is the step mill the machine that looks like a reverse escalator?

    This is a core machine in my training. Military and fire add weight with a backpack.

    I also use the P90X theory of muscle confusion to build intensity, speed power and endurance.

    Pryamid training: high intensity and intervals: ie chinups, situps, pushups (pullups), squats, 400 metre run, jumping jacks are also challenging and yield good results.
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    Dec 24, 2008 9:34 PM GMT
    I wouldn´t do HIIT on a treadmill. I do tabata on a spinning bike. It hurts, but I used to ride a lot and so I am used to being in a mess in that position. Running is good to, but on ground. Rowers. Chose something that you are happy with, because once you start those intervals you are going to have your hands full.

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    Dec 25, 2008 11:23 AM GMT
    Can someone explain what HIIT is?
  • Sayrnas

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    Dec 25, 2008 11:27 AM GMT
    Or you can dance! Dance your ass off!! (maybe dance isn't for everyone but hey, it's one of the best cardio-activities you can do and you don't even really have to think about it.)
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    Dec 25, 2008 5:26 PM GMT
    High
    Intensity
    Interval
    Training

    Not 2 B confused with HIT

    High
    Intensity
    Training.

    HIIT is a mildly pyscho way of training. I do tabata. Google it. It hurts. If it doesn´t you are doing it wrong. Do not try it if you are just starting out or out of shape. icon_confused.gif