HIIT Cardio Bodybuilding FAQ

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For the sake of time I will condense (leave out names etc)…so here we go

Can I perform HIIT cardio and still squat heavy?

I read a lot of magazines and most if not all of them say that HIIT cardio is bad.. (I dont think its quite so bad.)

I guess my question is it ok to squat and sprint? Will I overtrain?

Answer: Thank you for the question. so right off yes you can squat heavy and sprint

(or perform interval cardio) it’s all about a few things though

  1. Staying away from CNS burnout(avoiding failure training like the plague.yeah training to failure is great just not as often as some folk do it.still train hard though.
  1. given number 1.also look to amend the number of sets of actual leg training you perform

If a normal squat workout looks as follows

Mon: squat-4-5 x 5 reps

leg ex-3×9 reps

rdl-3×7-9 reps

leg curls-3×8

Tues: sprint

Note that while adaptation will certainly occur(and progress gained on the 1st option) would it not be best to do what’s optimal instead of what’s optical? (ok I suck at rhyming) a better option may be

mon:squat-2-3×4-5 reps(heavy)

rdl-2-3×5 reps

next day-sprint etc..

or even squat-2×4


You can also get best legal steroids supplements from this site. Now you can sprint the later that day that’s likely a bit much (ok not likely it for sure is a bit much) especially if doing cardio interval style is the goal then DON’T DO THAT! After all sprinting is in effect a leg workout (don’t think so?) go perform intervals on a quad dominant modality(I will wait right here) it has the same effects as a heavy squat session(it’s the speed of the intervals that can in effect cause hypertrophy..speed being a component of a lifting(a quick/fast contraction can cause a response(via overload).In fact powerlifters do this with DE (speed ) training (done with 60-70% of a max with a focus on? you guessed it speed but all in all avoid the urge to “beat the crap out of the muscles” there is a difference between training at a percent of a max and training ..to the max. exercise during diet(contest/cutting) is much akin to… when it comes time to diet(speaking of lifting) all it really is a reduced amount of what you did before you started the diet. Got it?