I haven't seen the inside of a gym since June, and I want to get back into it and fast. I know HIIT gets great results and super fast, but can someone just jump into it?
I know there will be some puking, a lot of pain, and feeling winded constantly, but I don't mind the pain, and I can/will push, but will pushing that hard without any form of lead up training lead to a severe injury?
I was in pretty good shape before my knee injury at the beginning of June (worn meniscus). Doctors orders where just to rest and allow it to heal, or else if I kept up the pace I would have knee replacement surgery at 22 yrs old.
So at my peak at May/June:
-Bench 255 lbs (Military Press)
-Ran sub 6 min miles
-Cleared sub 8 min miles on the stair stepper (My preferrence over a treadmill)
-Curling 50 lbs per arm
-Took a kickboxing class once to twice a week to work my smaller muscle groups and keep limber
-My warm up was 40 min of cardio split between the treadmill and stair stepper (Total 6 miles) before hitting the weights or a class.
-I also rode my bike to work/school round trip 30 miles 6 days a week, so that's prolly did me in. I have since been taking the Taco and just paying out the ass for gas.
I wasn't concerned about being "built." My genetic potential is immensely low, so I can't gain any muscle mass, just be really well toned. I was more concerned about being able to have endurance and overall fitness.