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    New to site, new to this workout program, opinions?

    Hey,

    How ya guys and gals doing? New to this site and I'm new to this whole fitness thing, though I've been pretty active all my life for the most part so I'm not completely foreign to fitness and what not.

    Anyways, my main goal right now is to just lose some weight and fit better into clothes and improve my overall physical/mental well being. I'm a 29 year old man, 290, 5'6.

    I decided to go with HIIT training. If you guys don't know what that is, it's short for High Intensity Interval Training. It's like cardio but way more intense and for a shorter period of time. Overall I think I'll be happy with this program, I just started it the other day.

    I was just wondering, what do you all think of HIIT in general, and as far as for weight loss? Any experiences with it?


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    At 290lbs, you're limited in the options you can use for HIIT. You wouldn't/shouldn't be doing sprint intervals, for instance. In any case, diet should be the centerpiece in any weight loss program.
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    Someone else on here summed it up in 4 words: Move more, eat less.
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    Yep, people say diet is 90% of weight loss, but in a way, it's really 100%. Exercise is important for health and retaining muscle, but is a minor factor in losing fat. You can't out-train a poor diet.
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    HIIT is nice for sure, but I'm definitely more partial to resistance training (weight lifting, etc). The best suggestion will be to do whatever physical activity you enjoy, that will get you moving and that you'll actually do.

    When it comes to working on your physique, however, you can burn calories and eat at a caloric deficit in order to lose weight, but if you aren't developing muscles at the same time then when you do get thinner you might not end up with the physique you're expecting.

    Combining weightlifting, cardio, and decent nutrition would go a long way. I might suggest finding a nice 3-day (a week) full-body workout program (such as the ones stickied in this forum) to follow and then include your HIIT activity on your off-days (2-3 times a week).

    Ultimately, the only way to lose weight is to ingest less calories than you burn, so exercise helps to achieve this but if you exercise and then start eating more you aren't going to see your weight drop (although you may get thinner/leaner). So, yes, in a way, diet becomes 100% of your weight loss. But if you've reached your current weight by being inactive, I would recommend just adding your exercise into the mix without increasing the amount you eat and see where that takes you. Don't start working out more and eating less until/unless you don't notice much improvement.

    I would also suggest taking photos and/or body measurements so you aren't exclusively relying on the scale to illustrate your progress. The scale can sometimes be misleading and you may come to the conclusion that you aren't making progress when, in fact, you are.
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    HIIT will work. Your diet will be the most important. I'd throw in some strength training and low intensity cardio as well. Low intensity cardio just because it's not too taxing on the body and won't be difficult to recover from.

    Be more active in general too -- park further from the entrance of buildings so you have to walk further, take the stairs, if you can walk and talk on the phone, do that. If you have a dog, take longer walks if possible or more frequent ones. These small things add up.
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