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Old 03-17-2006, 04:17 AM   #1
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What do you guys think of combingin CF WODs with HIIT?
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Old 03-17-2006, 05:41 AM   #2
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A lot of the WODs operate on the same principles as HIIT. Can you be more specific with the type of HIIT you are doing?
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Old 03-19-2006, 01:43 AM   #3
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Umm, Crossfit, most of the time, is HIIT- metabolicly demanding work done at unsustainable levels of performance for repeated bursts. Sometimes, as in all the tabata stuff, the rest time is set, sometimes, like Barbara, the work volume and rest are determined, and for the rest, the interval is set by how long you can gut it out, and the duration of the next exercise in the circuit. That would make it HIIT. It wouldn't be hard to make an argument that those kinds of freeform intervals and volumes are more beneficial than the normal variety, although the psychological confines of more structure might encourage some people to push harder. Whatever. Thus, we do both. But if you're asking if you can cycle in a sprinting workout, which is what I think you're actually asking, sure, why not. Sprinting is good.
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Old 03-19-2006, 11:11 AM   #4
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I think he's talking of traditionally defined HIIT strength training..usually meaning.whole body, compound exercises, very low set #'s, max weight @6-10,weight @6-10 reps, going to complete failure.
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Old 03-19-2006, 11:38 AM   #5
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That would be HIT (High Intensity Training) as opposed to HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training)
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Old 03-19-2006, 11:45 AM   #6
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Crossfit uses H.I.I.T. much more than H.I.T.
In fact, most Crossfit workouts are the anti-H.I.T.

H.I.T. is very time-efficient, but it has never made great inroads into elite athletics, so Crossfit tends to discard it. H.I.I.T. on the other hand is found in the workout programs of many elite athletes, especially any sport that requires a lot of sprinting.

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Old 03-19-2006, 11:51 AM   #7
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It's all good! One might benefit from 3 days per week of OL, PL or gymnastics work with 1-3 days of HIIT (running, rowing, swimming...boxing perhaps?).

It is true that segmented training produces segmented results but it is not a bad thing to get in and really work thos individual elements like max strength or sprinting.

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Old 03-19-2006, 11:59 AM   #8
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gottcha Jesse..misread it. thanks!
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Old 03-19-2006, 12:13 PM   #9
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i've been replacing one of the 3 Wod's with exactly that for various reasons..... usually :10 second to :30 second of work with 1-3 times that duration in active rest.... for the last 8 months.
love it!
I use track and incline running, row, swim,
and.... many varieties of the compound weight movements.
I experimented from oct to jan doing rounds of 9 thrusters@95pds+9pullups,9thrusters@95pds+9pullups under my Fran goal time of 6min.
Did this for 15 min...
Started with 1min rest and wittled it down gradually.
My time had been 9 min..
ended up going slightly under 7.
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Max reps for clean&J's @135 for15sec with :45 rest for 15min is a trip.
It IS max power output with a heavy sustained heart/respiratory rate thruout.
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Old 03-19-2006, 12:15 PM   #10
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gottcha Jesse..misread it. thanks!
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