Sprinting is a perfect example of
We only need to sprint about once every week to see results, and unlike drawn out intense workouts, sprints won’t leave us feeling drained and exhausted
Here’s how we sprint:
◊ Find a smooth place to sprint. You can use a track, a smooth trail, or even the beach for running sprints.
◊ Warm up. Use a few squats, high knee raises, lunges, and other comfortable stretches to prepare.
◊ When you’re ready, go all out at maximum effort for ten to thirty seconds.
◊ Repeat this process 8 or so times, as long as you feel safe and your form isn’t suffering.
◊ Make sure that you leave a minute or so recovery between sprints. You don’t need a lot of time to accomplish these, but your rest periods are just as important between sets!
If you can’t sprint on foot, don’t worry there are lots of alternatives. Go all out on a spin bike, do pool sprints, use a
A few important tips to keep you safe and motivated:
◊ Make sure you do a warm up. This varies from person to person but somewhere between 5 and 15 minutes as low intensity is normally a good measurement to aim for.
◊ Experiment with different types of cardio equipment to see what type of sprinting you like. You may hate running but find bike sprints to be quite fun.
◊ Try different types of sprint workouts. Check out your
◊ Do it with a friend and suffer together.
◊ Remember that your sprint is different
◊ Get your heart rate to drop as much as possible in between the
◊ Start off slow. You don’t want to
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