GET RIPPPPPED!!! HIIT Cardio with Antoine Vaillant
Personally, I am a big believer in doing cardio. In the past I would do normal cardio, medium paced for longer periods of time. It did work, but now I know that HIIT cardio can be alot more beneficial to the heart, body and physique than the old school way of doing it! GET RIPPPEDDDD!
CATABOLIC VS ANABOLIC
Jogging, steppers, treadmill, walking…. All that shit does not build muscle. Let’s look at a sprinter compared to a swimmer or a long distance runner. One looks like he needs to eat and the other looks JACKED. Sprinters have awesome muscular bodies… why? SPRINTS! They build their muscle for explosiveness and strenght.
Jogging for over 30 minutes can actually make you lose muscle if you are not careful. Barely no tension at all for loooooooooooong periods of time…I use the prowler or the sleigh when I do my HIIT…. And you have EXTREME tension on the muscle for SHORT periods of time… just like when you want to build muscle in the gym… Let’s take the barbell curl, ALOT of tension on the biceps for a SHORT period of time.. it’s the same thing.. you will notice when you push the prowler for sprint intervals, you will get huge quad pumps and your legs will grow.
THE HEART AND THE TRAINING
The heart will actually raise way higher than doing long distance cardio, so I believe it can actually train him better than the usual cardiovascular exercises. Since I do the HIIT on the prowler, I am INVINCIBLE in the gym. I rarely get winded. The reason is that since the HIIT is similar to lifting weights, it trains you to recover from the intense sets. You will see… you will become a machine J
HOW I DO IT :
I usually put 2 plates of 45 on the prowler… depends what the friction is on the synthetic turf though.. or if you are outside on concrete. You should have enough weight to get a good leg pump, but light enough so you can still sprint FAST. Ok here is the pattern :
PUSH 30 YARDS
REST 20 SEC
PUSH 30 YARDS
REST 20 SEC
PULL 30 YARDS
REST 3 MIN
Do it 5 times like that… The result is a dead Nicky Boy
THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX
The other day I wanted to do my HIIT without using my legs since they we’re too sore and still beat up from leg training. I used bicep curls and tricep extensions with the sleigh.. IT WORKED! Here is a video where I do them :
I even used one of my buddie’s truck couple of days ago… and farmer’s walk! Heavy farmer’s walk is nasty.. make sure you take small steps..
ALL RIGHT GUYS! Hope you liked this little article on how I do HIIT and why I love it! (and hate i tat the same time :P)
TRAIN HARD! TIL – YOU – BLEED!!