Breaking the 5:2 Plateau with HIIT

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  • I watched this video tonight that Michael made on a Panorama program dealing with 3 minutes of intensive exercise a week and am keen to try it out. I thought 1 minute on the bike in 3 twenty second burst on fast day might get my metabolism going. Does any one have any experience of this? Should I do it before or after my 40 lap swim?I’ve hit the dreaded plateau after 5 months and a loss of 21 lbs and a decrease in my thyroxine meds because I’m metabolizing it better. I’m determined to climb off the plateau so thought I’d give this a try. Anyone tried it or have advice?

    “Should I do it before or after my 40 lap swim?”

    Definitely at the conclusion of all your other activities.

    This should really finish your workout, gasping.

    Start with 20 sec on, 10 sec rest, for 3 reps and build up to 8 reps.

    Use a timer that you can hear because all your effort should go into the activity.

    It’s actually a pleasurable rush, or at least you want to get to that state.

    Do it consistently for cardio workouts. Results should be immediate or shortly after a few days.

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