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  1. California Lemon Law Paralegal
    June 7, 2011

    Hi Rusty,

    Before I changed my career and started working as a lemon lawyer’s assistant in San Diego, I’ve worked as a PT for 13 years and used to have bootcamp classes outdoors. I’d say, more than 70% of people after trying them had hard time going back to the gyms, and preferred to train outside.
    I always thought that a good way to increase your performance is to find a workout partner who is either a) as competitive as you are (thus, you can push each other more); or b) a great motivator (he/she can push you).
    Oh, and give a TRX a go during one of your outdoor workouts – you’ll be hooked!


  2. Edward
    June 7, 2011

    Hi I have been a long time reader ( love the blog :D) and I would really appriciate it if you could help me with some of my questions. My goal is to have a stuart pilkington body or like ryan reynolds. I have been working out for like 6 months and the results are good but I am not satisfied. First is that I have no chest muscles, I recently read in your facebook on that chest mass with push ups and I am gonna start doing them then when I am in the gym I am gonna only include incline dumbell presses. How long does it take get a really good chest also how many reps, set and rest time should I do to get a good chest. Second is that I am not satisfied with my obliques ( I know I have some fat covering my lower abs and obliques ) but should I still include side planks, lying leg rises and plank, or drop it or include something else( I wanna have that v as cristiano ronaldo :P ) , to get a good abs and obliques?? Hehe sorry if I am asking to much but my last question is how can someone get a longer torso? I have seen some people with really short and blocky bodies but I asked them what their workouts look like and the only thing they do is stay in the gym and nothing else, no swimming or running. Some sports does change the appearance of someones body like for example a swimmer, they have this long and toned body with good v and obliques, soccer players like cristiano ronaldo have good obliques , probably becuase of the running they do and good set of abs, but for some reason is cristiano the only player with really big lats :P Should i include swimming to get a longer torso and to tone my body and what can i do to avoid getting a short and blocky body, for example whats exercies causes it?? To summeraze everything short, how many reps, sets and resting should I do to get really good chest muscles, for example like ryan reynolds, should continue with my ab workouts, include something or stop doing it, should I swim and sprint to get a long and lean torso and what causes it that someone has that short and blocky body?? Thanks for everything //// Edward

  3. Helen
    June 8, 2011

    Great article!
    I love the fact that your suggestions are suitable even for those who don’t have a heart rate watch but who would like to try some outdoor interval training.


  4. 31minutefitness
    June 10, 2011

    Very good read! I’ve been training very similar to this for the past year and a half. NEVER FELT BETTER! keep up the good work!

  5. Scott Jones
    June 10, 2011

    Great ideas for getting outside. For those of us in the “almost a senior” age bracket, why not apply the same concept to walking or riding a bike?
    Many thanks.

  6. Louis
    June 17, 2011

    I love doing my hiit cardio outside. I just go to a park and do sprints or find one with a basketball court and do some suicides. I live in San Diego now so I can train outside a lot which is nice!

  7. Running Shoe Jen
    June 20, 2011

    Thanks for the tip about buying a cheap timer! It’s a great way try to improve by beating your own best time.

  8. FitLiz
    June 20, 2011

    I absolutely love HIIT workouts! I’m so glad I stumbled upon your blog, I love your outlook and I especially and interested in your book, Visual Impact Women. That was always my fear when I would get into a workout routine, I did NOT want to get bulky. I’m a fan of those long, lean muscles. Thanks for posting such insightful material, I see this being one of my daily electronic stops ;)

  9. Gabriel Martinez NYC Personal Trainer
    June 22, 2011

    As an NYC Personal Trainer I have to give my full guarantee: This type of Training weather it be with a Personal Trainer of by your self is the number one best way to train for fat loss. Try it for 6-12 weeks and you will see.

  10. Cayle @ www.belly-fat-workouts.com
    June 23, 2011

    Awesome post! Seriously I have been doing the interval training for years now, works so well. like the person above said, just try it.. it will workout for you

  11. Jesper Wilson
    June 24, 2011

    I never really took into consideration doing periodization with HIIT training. When I do it I always just sprint as hard as I can. But, periodization makes sense to help avoid injuries and ease off on your body a bit.

  12. Hyo
    June 28, 2011

    I love working out at the park. I’ve been following the visual impact program for little over a month at home but have not been doing the HIIT portion of it. But for the last couple workouts, I’ve taken my bands to the park and did the workouts there. And I finished with 15 mins of HIIT the last 2 times.

    My legs from hip to toes are toast and feeling great today. I will henceforth be doing the HIIT sessions. What a knucklehead I’ve been skipping those.

    I agree with the point to take it easy on the first couple of runs to avoid possible injury. And where I ran had a incline to it and that seems to make it more intense.

    Anyways, thanks for the article.

  13. Jonathon’s Fitness
    June 30, 2011

    The best part of an outdoor workout is the dedication you are showing to your body. The above method leaves you outside with nothing standing in your way. Breaking personal barriers means continual success. Awesome post!

  14. Richard
    July 13, 2011

    Training outside is just feels better doesnt it

  15. Fitness Guy – How to put on muscle
    July 20, 2011

    The treadmill can get really boring there is something awesome about training outdoors.

    Get some sun and fresh air. Much more natural in my opinion.

  16. cjgk
    July 22, 2011

    Hi Rusty,

    I have bought your Visual Impact book and have been itching to do the marathon cardiio to slim out my legs – but you only talk about running. I hurt my knee and can’t run, but can do other cardio exercises. Could I possibly do marathon cardio on the elliptical or with a jump rope, or even walking long periods of time?


  17. Deanna
    July 29, 2011

    Hey, I can get into this! While I’ve used the treadmill for HIIT, I always felt out-of-control during sprints, like it was pushing me instead of me pushing the ground. But, just like you point out, when I do sprints outdoors, I have no real way of measuring progress. Usually I would find a starting point, see how far I could go in 30 seconds, and then make sure each subsequent sprint was at least that long, if not longer. This adds a lot more structure, and I like the idea of starting easier and then pushing myself at the end, when I feel most like Jell-O. I can’t wait to try this!

  18. Brad Pitt Workout
    August 16, 2011

    yes super stuff man. fat burning or loss the weight with Outdoor Progressive Interval Training is really an impressive method for perfect and enhanced workout. But i think it really needs true dedication towards your destination. According to me here in the case of “Outdoor Progressive Interval Training” we need only one thing and that is dedication and devotion. bcoz it needs real hard work. and truth is that people ignore to allow their body to follow complete and proper Outdoor Progressive Interval Training.

  19. Niko
    August 18, 2011

    Great article, when I want to do an outdoor HIIT session I head down to my local school footy field, the lines are already marked out for me which takes the guess work out of measuring distances.


  20. Lean body mass
    September 3, 2011

    This is absolutely amazing. I had joint problems before trying this. After only 3 months of doing this my joints are back and in no pain what so ever.
    Lovely read, and I can highly recommend this.

    Lean man – lean body mass

  21. weight loss
    October 17, 2011

    amazing article, very informative for beginners!

  22. keep fit
    October 17, 2011

    I’m a great fan of progressive interval training. Slow and steady wins the race!

  23. Dr. Pierre Paradis
    October 18, 2011

    Great post. I’m a big fan of HIIT and being outside instead of on a treadmill is a welcoming change.

  24. Luke Cage – Fit Switch
    October 26, 2011

    I used to train HIIT all the time. It’s very effective in burning fat. However many people have a tough time maintaining rigorous workouts, that’s why I’m all about the mental approach to fitness. Because there is tons of good info out there on “the best ways to burn fat” but I don’t think that’s the problem with most people.

    95% of people fail if they only focus on diet and exercise.

    Pretty revealing statistic. What gets someone to go from working in Dairy Queen in his mid-forties to running over a hundred miles? It’s pretty easy to keep the weight off if you can shift your paradigm.

  25. Lean body mass
    October 27, 2011

    Yes yes yes. Amazing article. I was so out of motivation before this. Now ive read through this article at least 5 times and going to the gym later today! I really feel up it again, and it is great.

    Thanks for this.

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  26. Kodjo
    October 30, 2011

    Great info, Moore!
    HIIT is the key to a lean body without the gym membership cost associated with it because you can pretty much doing it anywhere! One of the HIIT exercises I do is on the treadmill. I set the incline to the max level (Level 15); then alternate between 30 seconds runs and 30 second walks (5 mile/Hr for the runs and 1 mile/Hr for the walks). I do this for 30min and then immediately combine with jump jacks or jump ropes. The feeling is amazing!

    Here is another HIIT routine I videotaped this summer:


  27. Exercise On Abs
    November 9, 2011

    Rusty, I got to admit.. You have a very special articles!
    Nice post!

  28. Coach Calorie
    November 29, 2011

    I hate the hamster wheel. If there’s ever a choice, I prefer to workout outdoors. I even built my gym on my outdoor patio. HIIT training outside has many benefits. You have all kinds of natural training variations. You can run hills, stairs, sprints, bleachers, or trails. They each have their benefits and can add something different to your HIIT routine.

  29. puapve
    December 13, 2011

    This is a really cool workout, I’m gonna try it on the beach this summer. I’ll sprint from one lifeguard stand to another I usually do 400 meter sprints and I use a Garmin watch to gauge my pace.

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  31. Opiate Withdrawal Symptoms
    April 17, 2012

    Im secfo and my flight chief had us do circuit training for workouts and ive tried crossfit along with a lot of other different methodologies .The workout one of the sgts put us through during the crossfit session was beast .And it is scalable just gotta make sure you scale it, if you let someone else push you to do something to hurt yourself your doing just that hurting yourself.

  32. Nick
    May 23, 2012

    Hi Rusty, bought your course and been doing it for a few weeks now. All going well so far. Love the site and the advice.

    I love doing sprints for this. Our house backs on to a country park over here in Wales, UK. There is a gravel path going down the hill to a stream at the bottom. Half way up there is a tree.

    I have no idea how far it is exactly but I know that it takes me about 15/ 20 seconds to sprint up the hill to this tree and about 60 secs to walk back down. I do this 10 times and I am wrecked.

    This is my outdoor interval training. I love it, especially at this time of year when the sun is shining.

  33. Patrick
    July 10, 2012

    Can someone help me with defining the difference between “HIIT” training and “LT” training? I subscribe to all of Rusty’s programs (with good results!) and as I drill down to get the most out of my cardio, I see these formats used almost interchangeably. Thanks.


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    I do not write a ton of remarks, however i did
    a few searching and wound up here Outdoor Progressive Interval Training.

    Fat Burning HIIT, In the Great Outdoors.. And I actually do have
    a couple of questions for you if you don’t mind. Is it simply me or does it look as if like some of these remarks look as if they are coming from brain dead people? :-P And, if you are writing at additional sites, I would like to keep up with anything new you have to post. Would you make a list of every one of all your shared pages like your linkedin profile, Facebook page or twitter feed?

  35. Rebecca
    May 29, 2013

    Rusty –
    I bought your Visual Impact for Women and have been using it for a couple of months. I have seen some good results. I am a former Cross Fitter who didn’t like the results and bulk I got from that program, among other issues with it. Anyway, I do your HIIT program outside with an interval timer app on my iphone and it works well. I do make sure I push myself during the sprints as I run through my neighborhood vs running on a field. I just wanted to present an alternative method.

    Thanks for much for all of your expertise!

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