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    Hi everyone!

    How should I do sprints during the winter?

    Occassionally during the wintertime, the temperature drops here (in Finland) between -20 to -30 Celcius grades (between -4 and -22 Farenheit) and it's too cold to these kinds of exercises then.

    Does anyone have experiences related to this?

    Cheers,
    Timo

  • #2
    indoors, on a rower? Or if you have a bicycle you could get a turbo trainer?

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    • #3
      Sure, they could be one option of course.

      I'm doing the sprints by running, so naturally doing stuff indoors would probably take care of the same thing?

      Cheers,
      Timo

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      • #4
        while i think running sprints are the best, i take almost all my exercising inside during the winter...including sprints, but i switch to another movement(though sprinting through snow is a special kind of hard). usually i'll pick one of three activities: stationary bike intervals, sandbag thrusters, or burpees. you may not get the same kind of muscle activation as you would with normal sprints, but you still get a good metabolic workout with your heart rate getting really high, and then coming back down.
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        • #5
          We're lucky to have a couple of gyms with indoor tracks that I'm hoping to use this winter, but I think rowing or cycling sprints would be a reasonable substitute if you don't have access to something like that (check your local university/college--they often have indoor tracks). As primalrob said, you can also do things like burpees, and I also like tabatas.

          Well, maybe *like* tabatas isn't the right way to put it, but they work.
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          • #6
            You could try tuck jumps, which are basically just jumping and bringing your knees up (as if you were going to "cannonball" into a pool) but when you land, don't stop - squat all the way down and explode up. It should be a continuous motion - shoot for 15-20 jumps... if you can.

            However, do try to brave the weather sometimes - nothing compares to actual sprints. Do less outside sprints if necessary, like just go for 5 hard sprints instead of a longer workout, that's what I'm going to do.
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            • #7
              Second the burpees.
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              • #8
                If you really want to try to murder yourself, try doing jump squats, tabata style.

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                • #9
                  Thank people!

                  I have access to stationary bikes, so I'll try them.

                  But anyway, nice to learn about other options as well

                  Cheers,
                  Timo

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