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  • Any pure sprinters out there?

    Recently, I've been enjoying one 'heavy lifting' session a week rather than 2 or 3 a week. Does anyone out there focus on the sprinting rather than the lifting? When I have done sprinting, I have found that body fat is melted off in places, which is why it interestes me so much.

    But I find my legs are too fatigued from 2x weight training a week, hence my knocking down to one session a week.

    Pure sprinters : how do you find your body composition and overall health?

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    If you only do two weight sessions per week, only one session should be for legs. That should allow you to recover in time for an off day sprint.

    Sprinting is essential. I miss doing it in the winter (outdoor). Using a treadmill sucks, and I don't much like using a stationary bike either.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by RezH View Post
      If you only do two weight sessions per week, only one session should be for legs. That should allow you to recover in time for an off day sprint.

      Sprinting is essential. I miss doing it in the winter (outdoor). Using a treadmill sucks, and I don't much like using a stationary bike either.
      You mean you miss doing it because it's winter and you're not or you miss sprinting DURING the cold winter months? I'm not sure if sprinting helped me bust through my plateau cus I was doing them alongside whole30 so yeah, too many variables at work to tell which one "did it". Sprinting though, is downright awesome, but I do have to will myself to get out there now that the cold is biting.
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      • #4
        You;d be fine doing 1x a week strength and 2x a week sprinting. Try to do a day of hill sprints.

        You could also work in upper body movements on the flat sprint days... like sprint 100 meters, 20 pushups, walk back, sprint 100 meters, 10 pullups (or resistance band rows if no pullup are available), walk back, repeat 10x.

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        • #5
          I get a lot more fatigued with my sprinting than I do with my lifting, I basically had to stop the sprinting in order to be able to lift 3x week. What are you lifting, and how much are you sprinting?
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          • #6
            Are you saying your one sprint session is so taxing that you cannot lift weights for 2-3 days afterwards? That is hard to believe, especially for upper body work. Sprint sessions should only last for 10 minutes total, 15-30 second sprints mixed with rest. My legs were sore for the first few sessions is all. Your body should adapt unless you are seriously deconditioned.

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            • #7
              Somebody give me advice......I am scared to sprint! I start going to do it, and then I just don't go all out! I don't know what it is.....sometimes I think I might trip and fall. Has anyone else felt like this......I have been Primal 2 months, and have yet to truly sprint......I think maybe i'm also scared to get my heartrate up so high.

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              • #8
                Nik, if you are afraid of falling use a stationary bike. If you fear maxing your heart rate... get over it. Just try it once, for one second, going all out. It is exhilirating and you will love it.

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                • #9
                  Run in a field, falling on grass doesn't really hurt and you shouldn't live in fear. If you fall, get up, it'll only sting a little.
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                  • #10
                    Yes, I know it's stupid that I am being so afraid of it. I don't have a stationary bike or anything like that. I was running fast outside before we got snow, but I did feel like I could go faster. As an aside....I have made a ton of progress, and have lost 25 lbs, and have noticed a lot of muscle developement from all the lifting!

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                    • #11
                      Speaking of sprints in winter, I do the occasional 100 meter dash while I'm walking to the store or something, but at this time of year it's well below -20 C every day so I wear a muffler. On one hand, it's hard to take in enough air through the thick material while sprinting. On the other hand, I don't know if deep, rapid breathing of air that cold is such a good idea.
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                      • #12
                        I live in Anchorage. When it gets below 10 I wear a thin balaclava that covers my mouth. I use it cross country skiing and sprinting. Easy to breathe through and no cold air/lung issues. Without it I end up with a cough. I sprint on the street I live on. It is snow covered and icy. Usually use Nike Frees but if really icy I use Ice Bug running shoes which have snow tire studs imbedded in the soles. Feels like you are zippered to the ground.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by bilgeh2o View Post
                          I live in Anchorage. When it gets below 10 I wear a thin balaclava that covers my mouth. I use it cross country skiing and sprinting. Easy to breathe through and no cold air/lung issues. Without it I end up with a cough. I sprint on the street I live on. It is snow covered and icy. Usually use Nike Frees but if really icy I use Ice Bug running shoes which have snow tire studs imbedded in the soles. Feels like you are zippered to the ground.
                          I applaud your cold-sprinting efforts. One of my goals for the next few months is to not go more than two weeks without going outside for a sprint no matter how cold it gets.
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