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Please count me in too. I'll follow his suggestions from the AU interviewthat you listed in the initial post. 2 week mini-goal 3x/week (MWF). Yippee, a club to get me started! Thanks all!
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MaryAnn wrote: I'd like to join. HIIT is just part of the program I set up for myself. I'm also doing weights and traditional running (hill runs, long runs) to train for a half-marathon. I'm doing HIIT twice a week (8s/12s for 20mins plus warm up/cool down, I.e. based on the Boutcher study). My goals are to lower body fat %, increase muscle, improve my general fitness, and improve my 10k and half-marathon times.



Welcome in @MaryAnn Member 15

thanks for joining everyone.. learning so much already. the variations are wide as i expected.

Maryann with your goals they are great.. with muscle .. how is that measured. ?
Debs wrote: Hi there,
I'm joining in. Last swing at work I planned out an exercise regime to do in my room as the gym is so scungy, using a resistance band and body weight. I am going to get up before work on my fast days and use the stationary bike to do HIT.
Non fast days I shall be doing strength exercises. If I commit publicly, I deserve to be battered with a wet fish if I don't stick to it!!!



@Debs you can be member 16 of the HIT club. yes, commiting publicly does change the mindset im sure. no battering with wet fishes unless you insist.

will be interesting how we will all be reporting back what we do and how frequently. im thinking once a month? nothing too onerous
MLCDz wrote: Please count me in too. I'll follow his suggestions from the AU interviewthat you listed in the initial post. 2 week mini-goal 3x/week (MWF). Yippee, a club to get me started! Thanks all!


thank you for participating.

Let's get started. You are member 17 @MLCDz
Sassy1 wrote: I definitely want to join the club, so sign me up!

And I will check with my physio whether I am ok to start now, 3 months after ACL knee reconstruction.

Will add in my goals once I have spoken with him :)


Member 18 @Sassy1... all the best in getting fit after the knew surgery.
peplum41 wrote: Oh can I join too? Very interested, starting out with breaking into sprints when out with the dog, even when people look at me! I don't know what all this v2omax is though. I will probably buy the book at some point, but the irony of buying yet another book about exercise, when I should be doing it puts me off a little. Also taking more of an interest in the weights zone in the gym. I like the idea of regular NEAT reminders, how about sporadic posts encouraging us to get up and walk about instead of lounging around reading up on HIIT?! :wink:


Sure. you are member 19 @peplum41

I guess the book is a guide. So far the feedback from everyone here about the book is very good.

yes minimal screen time is a good idea. they say you shouldnt sit in front of a screen for longer than 30 minutes at a time. Shame not all employers see it that way
Wineoclock wrote: I'm reading the book so will think about joining when I've finished. I failed miserably in the Christmas club so not sure if I'm a good club member :frown:



aaah that word fail .... it was a challenge for many and still is for me to get to the goal. i guess its 2 weeks into Jan and i should step up

Come join if you would like to @Wineoclock
Please count me in also, will post my regime when I settle on it, great encouragement and support to be found in this thread I think!
Member #8 reporting in.

Without wishing to be pedantic - should there be another I in our club title?

I will work out my goals for this club as soon as I can. I just used an online calculator to work out my VO2Max using the resting heart rate and age method and it is in the Excellent range -33ml/kg/min, (when I first did the calculation I failed to read the instructions properly and it was below even Poor)

I will do another trial of the Interval programmes on my Cross Trainer this morning

I haven't even thought about the Strength aspect of this though
Member no 2 checking in:

I have my goal now - 2x20sec sessions on the bike 5 times a week for 2 weeks. So far, two days in, and I have stuck to it :).

Taking pulse and VO2 max readings sounds like a great idea on how to monitor our progress.

I'm a little apprehensive about taking my own however, I've just been partially diagnosed with a condition which causes my pulse to rocket through small movements/exercise. I suppose it would be good to monitor if this exercise helps?

What do you reckon guys? Bearing in mind I can sometimes scare myself out of exercise by being a hypochondriac!
SianS wrote: Member #8 reporting in.

Without wishing to be pedantic - should there be another I in our club title?

I will work out my goals for this club as soon as I can. I just used an online calculator to work out my VO2Max using the resting heart rate and age method and it is in the Excellent range, (when I first did the calculation I failed to read the instructions properly and it was below even Poor)

I will do another trial of the Interval programmes on my Cross Trainer this morning

I haven't even thought about the Strength aspect of this though



The question of F.I.T versus F.I.I.T i had thought of. When i sae the video with MM yesterday they said HIT not HIT and he said HIGH INTENSITY TRAINING not HIGH INTENSITY INTERVAL TRAINING.

Im not 100% sure but the 2 are synonymous.. i guess its a matter of determining which is the right acronym. The 4 words is a bit of a mouthful but ill come back to on it after some research.

I dont have teh book.. for those that do .. does MM say HIIT or HIT more?


i thing the strength interval training is easily forgotten so im glad MM mentioned both. with quite different time requirements too.


I only have a resistance band at the mo so may be starting strength first
DoodlePuppet wrote: Please count me in also, will post my regime when I settle on it, great encouragement and support to be found in this thread I think!



Yes of course. you can be Member 20 @DoodlePuppet

Yes im excited about this thread too.
Hi, I am interested in hearing what others are planning for the strength training aspect. :)

I will be using an exercise bike for the aerobic part - details to come once I have seen the physio...
me please Julianna - you are inspiring with your clubs I have to say.
Julie thank you for your advice. I hate gyms but I will get some medical guidance because I am currently seeing a physiotherapist about my shoulder but my next appointment is in a fortnight. I hope that I may be able to do HIT at home but I'm still reading the book.

Juliana thank you for giving me a number to join in, at this rate I will run out of room in my signature with all my "joinings" :lol:
As mentioned there won't be feedback from me until I have spoken with my physio, she is in her twenties & I think she thinks I'm an old crock so that conversation will be interesting!
Good luck everyone!
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