Today I did a different sort of HIIT session. I warmed up for 3 minutes and then I did 30 seconds at 8.5 mph and 30 seconds at 4.5 mph. I continued this for 20 minutes (20 intervals) and then cooled down for 5 minutes for a total of 28 minutes of HIIT. My heart rate monitor had me burning 387 calories. Two days ago I did HIIT that lasted 28 minutes with longer intervals. My heart rate monitor had me burning 298 calories on that day. Thus, the shorter intervals (probably the shorter rest period) had me working harder and burning more fat.
I need to do something to kickstart my metabolism. I am not sure why I'm so concerned because I've been getting consistent results for over a month now, but I am thinking ahead. I know I will plateau eventually and I want to avoid it because I have some very specific goals I want to meet. Failure is not an option here. I know many of you might think I should just relax and make a move if the results slow down and you are probably right. Adam says that I should do Surge along with the training, but I like the results I'm getting from The New Rules of Lifting and I'm not ready to stop that program yet. I guess that means I just need to be very (extremely) strict about my nutrition. I also need to play some games with the carbs because I honestly think I'm a little carb sensitive.
Thanks to everyone for the nice comments you've been leaving. I will be recording my podcast this weekend. I had originally planned to release it on Saturday, but I'm thinking Sunday is going to be the day. If I can find the time tomorrow, I will release it then, but Sunday at the very latest. Please check back for that!