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    What results have you had from sprinting? What has it given you that you didn't have before? How often do you do it?
    Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

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    Abs
    I do it3x a week, 8 sprints of 100m
    well then

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    • #3
      I got faster, not sure if that's helpful LOL.
      "Go For Broke"
      Fat Kine-230/24% @ 6'2"
      Small Kine-168/9%
      Now- 200/8%
      Goal- 210/6%

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      • #4
        i got faster, stronger legs and what feels like a more solid core. i put everything into sprinting. i normally do one dedicated sprint (running) workout per week, and switch to the bike in winter, then get in a few random sprints here and there by playing with my dog.
        aside from feeling more capable and powerful, however, i've really noticed two extra benefits that i never want to give up:
        1. a ridiculous amount of energy. it's really high for a day or so after my sprints, but i feel like it's been constantly higher ever since i really started taking sprints seriously
        2. mental/emotional clarity. if i have a problem, sprinting gives me the clarity to solve it. if i'm feeling down, i feel better after even just 1 or 2 dashes.

        these first few are the workouts i usually do: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread58364.html
        http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread60178.html

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        • #5
          I skipped my sprint this week.

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          • #6
            I definatley neglect it the most out of my training. But I do try to do one dedicated session every 6-10 days. 8 sprints of 100yds all out.

            I am faster and stronger....I do them in Vibrams as well and this took time but has really built up littler muscles I never new I had.

            The thing I can't figure is that I "crave it " when some time goes by. I literraly have skipped out on work early to go do it when I've missed it for a while. I has some minor surgery 2 weeks agao and broke a toe this weekend. I have not sprinted in three weeks and I really really miss it.
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            • #7
              I have recently started sprinting, approximately once a week. I'm surprised how much I like it. I've thought of doing it twice a week but don't want to overdo it. So I think maybe I will try doing something like moving the days slightly closer together than one week.

              I wasn't sure if the differences I noticed were real so I wanted to see what it does for other people. I noticed:
              - lots of energy the rest of the day after the sprint
              - although they are not visible, my abs are much firmer
              - my arms and legs seem more toned
              - I'm very sore for a few days afterwards
              - I kind of feel badass and confident from it, if that makes any sense. It's not like I'm a stud at it or anything, but it makes me feel like one.

              I, too, run in vibrams and I usually do it on a trail. The other day I did my sprints on a baseball field in running shoes. I felt like I might trip in a gopher hole or fall. It feels odd to be so up high on squishy foam. It's getting hot and I'm considering trying it in my huaraches but I guess I feel some hesitation that I might trip in the huaraches.
              Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

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              • #8
                I do swim sprints and love em. Definitely more energy and every muscle in my body gets a great workout. Just be sure there is a lifeguard on duty. I could hardly hold my head above water when done.

                Sprint by running just feels dangerous to me. I'm trying not to injure myself with exercise. One of my new "rules". In the past I've always pushed so hard that I end up with some injury that precludes future workouts for a period of recovery time.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Neckhammer View Post
                  I do swim sprints and love em. Definitely more energy and every muscle in my body gets a great workout. Just be sure there is a lifeguard on duty. I could hardly hold my head above water when done.

                  Sprint by running just feels dangerous to me. I'm trying not to injure myself with exercise. One of my new "rules". In the past I've always pushed so hard that I end up with some injury that precludes future workouts for a period of recovery time.
                  Just out of curiosity, are you a mesomorph?
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Apex Predator View Post
                    Just out of curiosity, are you a mesomorph?
                    I'm probably what you could call a small framed mesomorph.... easy muscle gain, but being a wrestler my weight was kept low by cutting each season. Does what I said indicate that somehow?

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Neckhammer View Post
                      I'm probably what you could call a small framed mesomorph.... easy muscle gain, but being a wrestler my weight was kept low by cutting each season. Does what I said indicate that somehow?
                      Mesos just seem prone to injuries, particularly sprinting injuries.
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Apex Predator View Post
                        Mesos just seem prone to injuries, particularly sprinting injuries.
                        Ahh, well ruptured pec during heavy bench, 4 seperated shoulder injuries, herniated disc, and more sprains and strains than I can count all by 34....so I suppose you could add me to the pool of mesos for that hypothesis . Then again 16 years as a wrestler and training at high levels with CW eating could also be factored in.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Neckhammer View Post
                          Ahh, well ruptured pec during heavy bench, 4 seperated shoulder injuries, herniated disc, and more sprains and strains than I can count all by 34....so I suppose you could add me to the pool of mesos for that hypothesis . Then again 16 years as a wrestler and training at high levels with CW eating could also be factored in.
                          To be fair, it seems like a trade-off for athleticism. I'm an endo, so hardly what's considered "athletic" but I rarely get hurt short of running into something.
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                          • #14
                            Unparalleled feeling of freedom and an ultimate challenge to the body. There is just that crazy high when you give it all you've got and fly over the grass.

                            I noticed someone commented on being afraid to fall down, that was me in conventional shoes. Barefoot shoes, I don't experience any fear, it is just that much more stable. Also, I am only sprinting on grass.

                            I also do swimming sprints in fins. It's cool too, but a bit more embarrassing since there are more witnesses.
                            Last edited by Leida; 06-18-2012, 01:52 PM.
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                            • #15
                              I sprint once a week and do high-volume kettlebell swings 1-2x per week. I've noticed my conditioning has improved, my core strength, overall explosiveness, speed, and so has my mood. I know the swings have a part in it, but even before I added those in I had noticed a huge improvement in my mood when I started sprinting regularly.
                              Josh Vernier, CPT

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