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Let's say that I do a full body lift three days a week - monday, wednesday, friday. Is there a way that I can incorporate a day or two of HIIT into a routine like this without it being too much for my body to recover from?
Most circuit training isn't an effective form of cardio. Plus, the more weight you lift during circuit training, the more it interferes with your recovery from weight lifting if you do it on off days. And doing it on lifting days doesn't make sense.Haffy13 wrote:Sounds good. I take it that circuit training would probably count the same?
Doing barbell/dumbbell/kettlebell complexes can be an alternative to HIIT that also can be be done in a circuit.
You should try HIIT for a couple of weeks during off days, then do it after weights for another couple of weeks.Then you might get an idea of when the best time for HIIT is for your training program.
BTW - an HIIT session shouldn't last more than 30 minutes, tops