I currently do Crossfit 2x a week fasted with BCAA's and My macros will be less fat/more carbs on those days. EDITED: Someone asked what my CF workout is like usually and I would say 10-15 minute warm up, stretching, and a 12-15 minute or so WOD.
Now on Rest days, I planned to lower my carbs and do higher fat...
I know that Martin and true Leangainers followers are not a huge fan of HIIT, but my homeopathic DR wants me to do a fasted 20 minutes of "peak 8" style cardio interval which takes 20 minutes on a recumbent bike, on some of the mornings that I don't do Crossfit for added fat loss... I plan on doing this about 2x times a week. So 4 workouts/ per week total.
*My question is, on these HIIT days, should I treat them as a rest day (lower carb)? Or treat them as a Lifting day? Also.... would you do the BCAA's before and after the cardio or just on the lifting days??*
I am not asking advice on whether its OK to combine Crossfit with HIIT a few times week, It works fine for me... =)