HIIT Results Week One
When I started the HIIT method of working out just one week ago, I really thought it was going to be a breeze, I mean how much more challenging could this Really be? I had heard and seen so many great HIIT results, I thought I’d give it a real try.
I go hard all the time so this wouldn’t make much of a difference right?
Without further adieu here are my HIIT results after the first week:
I did a total of three HIIT workouts:
- Monday: treadmill 5 min warm up then alternating between 30 second jogs and 30 second sprinting like hell duration: 40 minutes
- Wednesday: Same duration 30 minutes
- Friday: elliptical alternating between slower climbs the turning the resistance up and going really fast.
Monday’s workout was SO hard, by the time I was 15 minutes in I was exhausted but I pushed through, the short intervals made it all go by really fast!
Wednesday was way harder, maybe because it was after a tough spin class the day before or maybe it was the fact that it was my 3rd straight hard workout–it was much harder to execute. I struggled, especially through the middle parts. I kept this one at 30 minutes it was honestly all I had.
Elliptical: this was actually quite hilarious! I am not sure how anyone can make HIIT look good on an elliptical. One second you are cruising with everyone else the next you are huffing and puffing going ALL out and just looking cray cray. I mean the whole dang machine was shaking! It was hysterical actually. I don’t even want to know what the ladies next to me thought.
Since I am following the self Drop 10 Challenge, I also did a spin class on Tuesday and my usual Zumba on Saturday.
The thing that was different about the elliptical and HIIT is that it took a way longer time for my heart rate to make its way down to 60% max. Instead, I’d have to have longer rest intervals to bring my heart rate down, this did not happen on the treadmill.
On Monday when I got on the treadmill the max I ran was a solid 6.5 mph max speed and by Wednesday I was running 7.2 max speed…not bad.
I ended up losing a solid 2.0 pounds last week, so a combination of good eating and HIIT seems to be working. These HIIT results are certainly encouraging so I will be riding this one till the wheels fall off!
I hope these results are consistent!
Have you ever done HIIT on an elliptical?
What exercises/fitness do you have planned for the week?