While HIIT may not be as effective in increasing muscle mass, it does offer potential benefits to achieve that sculpted look. However, if your main goal is to build muscle mass, bodybuilding or weight training may be your best bet.
Should I do HIIT after lifting?
So, should you train HIIT and weight training on the same day? Yes, you can do both weight training and HIIT on the same day. Most individuals who do so perform two separate training sessions on the same day to allow for recovery between sessions.
Is it OK to do HIIT before weights?
A recent study published in the Journal of Exercise Science and Fitness found that the magic combo of sequencing a HIIT cardio session before a weightlifting session yielded some pretty serious results. HIIT has been linked to an increase in HGH (or Human Growth Hormone, which promotes muscle growth).