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    i was wondering if there were any other really heavy weight guys and gals here doing sprints on a regular basis?

    i currently weigh in at 355lbs and last night did my first hill sprint session. it went pretty good i think, odd thing is today the really only things that are sore is my calves a bit and my traps, why those are sore im not sure. i can feel aches just about everywhere in my body but those are the only two places id say were sore

    anyways i did barefoot sprints on 2 different hills, the first one was about 50 yards on about a 5-10% grade. i would run it and then walk back and run it again, i did that 6 times.
    the second hill was much steeper, id say about 30-35% grade and about 50 feet high. more of a mound then a hill but i did that 12 times, sprinting up as hard as i could then walking back down and catching my breath then doing it again. every time i would come back down id say to myself that was the last one and then i would just do it again, it was great. i found that my breathing started getting easier and it took less time to catch my breath as i got into doing it more, does that sound normal?

    i cant wait to shed this excess weight, these hills should be easy!
    Primal Chaos
    37yo 6'5"
    6-19-2011 393lbs 60" waist
    current 338lbs 49" waist
    goal 240lbs 35" waist

  • #2
    I guess weighing in somewhere between 210-200 for a woman would put me in the heavy category and yes I do run sprints. I also run them barefoot and love them. I pretty much go full bore on them and I go to a local bike/walk path that has differing levels of grades for mine. I try to do 10-20 min of sprints once to twice a week. The very first sprint run, I ended up having charlie horses in my calves the following morning and I supp with potassium and magnesium daily. The second time, no pains/cramps whatsoever. Sprints definitely help to change body comp and its awesome to see and feel that.
    Georgette

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    • #3
      id say my sprints were about 10 seconds full out and then 1-3 minutes rest over 20 total repetitions so about 3 minutes of sprinting. that seems like a pretty good time i think but im not sure
      Primal Chaos
      37yo 6'5"
      6-19-2011 393lbs 60" waist
      current 338lbs 49" waist
      goal 240lbs 35" waist

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      • #4
        I count out 60 seconds then sprint again. I include the rest time in my sprint time. If I try to break it up between sprint/rest, that's just too much math for me to deal with.
        Georgette

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        • #5
          I have sprinted a couple of times , but i found that to be an easy way to knock my eloctrlites off for days. I enjoyed doing it nad knowing i coudl do it, but alas i think my metabolic shape is still too poor.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by quelsen View Post
            I have sprinted a couple of times , but i found that to be an easy way to knock my eloctrlites off for days. I enjoyed doing it nad knowing i coudl do it, but alas i think my metabolic shape is still too poor.
            I am currently at 372
            how do you know if your electriltes are off?
            Primal Chaos
            37yo 6'5"
            6-19-2011 393lbs 60" waist
            current 338lbs 49" waist
            goal 240lbs 35" waist

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            • #7
              WOW! Hat's off! I weigh a lot more than you, but I still don't think I'll try it until I'm 300. I'm NOT warning you against it -- I hope I didn't sound that way? For me it's Sprints/HIIT on a stationary bike. GREAT JOB! Chew it UP, GROKmeister! Keep the rest of us biggies up to date on you progress.
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              • #8
                body pain that doesnt go away with sleep i have to use BioPlasma to get right, but i always forget that is whats up till i am in so much pain i cant walk, then /facepalm and go get another bottle
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                • #9
                  thanks bryan, im pretty tall at 6'5" so that does help quite a bit. of course i havent ran since i was a freshman in high school 20+ years ago, im sure it was quite a sight to see lol
                  Primal Chaos
                  37yo 6'5"
                  6-19-2011 393lbs 60" waist
                  current 338lbs 49" waist
                  goal 240lbs 35" waist

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Mike Gager View Post
                    thanks bryan, im pretty tall at 6'5" so that does help quite a bit. of course i havent ran since i was a freshman in high school 20+ years ago, im sure it was quite a sight to see lol
                    Actually probably not the way you think. I did 6 sprints in the time it took a woman to meet me from the other end of the block, this stranger asked me if i was training for a marathon and she seemed rather impressed that i was doing it.. I saw no dissaproval in her eyes and trust me i know when i see that.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by quelsen View Post
                      Actually probably not the way you think. I did 6 sprints in the time it took a woman to meet me from the other end of the block, this stranger asked me if i was training for a marathon and she seemed rather impressed that i was doing it.. I saw no dissaproval in her eyes and trust me i know when i see that.
                      thats pretty awesome!
                      Primal Chaos
                      37yo 6'5"
                      6-19-2011 393lbs 60" waist
                      current 338lbs 49" waist
                      goal 240lbs 35" waist

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                      • #12
                        As fellow clydesdale, I would advise caution. I have had problems with my foot for literally the last decade since injuring it doing sprints. I'm 6'5" and was a fairly lean 240 back then... I took a bad step and I swear to God if i was a horse in the derby, they'd have put me down right on the track. The diagnosis was a sprain and stress fracture, that led to morton's neuroma and arthritis in my right foot (at the age of 25), it has been problematic ever since. Every "fix" has led to another problem. In hindsight, my injury was much more likely cause by a mechanical abnormality in my foot that I never knew I had (my 2nd metatarsal is about 1/2 inch shorter than it should be) than the actual act of sprinting, but I would still caution you at your size because I would bet that the structural integrity of your foot is compromised to some extent and chronic foot pain is something that is very difficult to train around.

                        Now for the good news, since stumbling upon this website and the paleo/primal lifestyle I have started spending as much time as I can barefooted instead of in the motion control shoes and expensive orthotics that have helped me hobble through life for the last 10 years. It is definitely helping. I can feel my feet getting stronger, my balance getting better, and hopefully going in the exact opposite direcion of the Dr's reccomendations will get me back to a point where I can run/sprint again... until then, my "sprints" are on a bicycle or elliptical.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by quelsen View Post
                          Actually probably not the way you think. I did 6 sprints in the time it took a woman to meet me from the other end of the block, this stranger asked me if i was training for a marathon and she seemed rather impressed that i was doing it.. I saw no dissaproval in her eyes and trust me i know when i see that.
                          You just brought tears to my eyes. Good tears! As a bigger-sized person, it's encouraging to hear a positive story like this.
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                          • #14
                            Mike, congrats on the sprints! I'm still doing sprints on the elliptical because my ankles are too weak otherwise. Can't wait to hit the pavement after some weight comes off, though.
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                            • #15
                              I'm big, but no longer the 250# I was when I started sprinting. I've found doing it about 100 yards at a time is about as far as I want to deal with, and only wearing my VFFs or I get wrecked.

                              Correction: My legs get wrecked. Even at my current 235, I wouldn't do it anywhere other than at a track made for running.
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