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07-07-2009, 01:41 PM
Join Date: Nov 2007
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For those of you who use the HIIT routine on a treadmill, what MPH do you use? and do you HAVE to go 30 seconds on, 30 off? would a minute on minute off be too much?
I did 10 sets of 1min/1min @ 10mph but its not a full sprint I don't think, feels like more of a fast jog. like its fast, but I feel I can run faster than what the treadmill is allowing, should I just up the incline since it can't go faster? I will say that I was running 2-3 miles at 6-8mph before (which usually took 13-20 min) but the 20 min of what I described above felt like a much better workout.
You can't do HIIT properly on a treadmill.
First of all, as you mentioned, you are probably faster than the treadmill's top speed. Secondly, a treadmill doesn't allow you to really "explode" with a burst of speed. The treadmill has to gradually increase to its top speed from a walking speed.
If you really want to do it though, you might be best served to increase the incline.
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