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    Hey all! Today I did my weight training in the morning (about 30 mins squats, presses, pull-ups). Is it ok to sprint the next day in the morning or it will be bad because I might be a little sore from the resistance's workout?

    Thanks for your response.

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    I do it all the time and I'm the leg god.
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    • #3
      My advice is only do it if you want to do it. If your body feels good enough to do it, you probably could be working harder. Though It's good to get out and run loosely any day of the week.

      I think back to back days of intense workouts is probably not going to work unless they are totally unrelated parts of the body. Do your pistol squats or w/e on the lifting weights day, and then the next day, just play a game of ultimate frisbee, basketball, or walk your dog in the park. If you casually get up and move around, it's going to give you the most benefit with the least effort. Trying two days straight of MUSCLE BUILDING on any muscle is a losing proposition.

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      • #4
        I refrain from doing sprint work the day before a leg-heavy strength session. Otherwise, it's fair game anytime!
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        • #5
          Originally posted by greekoo View Post
          Hey all! Today I did my weight training in the morning (about 30 mins squats, presses, pull-ups). Is it ok to sprint the next day in the morning or it will be bad because I might be a little sore from the resistance's workout?

          Thanks for your response.
          Depends. If you are following a linear progression powerlifting program (eg Rip's Starting Strength, or any other 5x5 program), chances are that you do need the 4 days per week for recovery. Same if you are following an intermediate program (eg Texas Method, or 5/3/1) and clearly if you are following an elite program.

          There are programs out there though that mix met-cons ("sprinting") and lifting, eg there are two different protocols described in the CrossFit Journal - those will generally dial back the lifting a bit back to allow for the metcons (or dial the metcons a bit back to allow for the lifting if you come at it from the XF angle).

          That was the long answer. Short answer: yes - but use an appropriate protocol and chose your exercises accordingly. I for example would not run-sprint the day before or after PR squats. And dont listen to Alex on this one, he needs to run every day for different reasons :-) http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread30621.html
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          • #6
            listen to your body. I cannot. I'm doing Rip's starting strength and I need my recovery time. I do active recovery (walking the day after I lift, some interval training the next day, but no sprinting at this point). If you were doing something like PBF, you could sprint the day after.

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