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    I've been sprinting once every two weeks or so for the past two or three months, and I'm a little unsure about the nutritional aspect of it. I usually sprint for 30 to 40 seconds and walk briskly for about a minute. I do this about six times. I'll wait an hour or so before eating, and when I do, I'll usually have a smoothie or a tuna/egg salad. I'm a very thin and active male, and I'm currently looking to build some mass.

    Any advice?

    Thanks! :]

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    If you want to build mass, you will probably have to do so by lifting heavy things more than sprinting. Do you at least put protein powder in your smoothie?
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    • #3
      I put protein powders in my smoothies when I do lifting, which I do three times a week for fifteen to twenty minutes. I'm happy with my results so far. After sprinting, however, I wasn't sure if it would be better to increase carbohydrate intake or protein intake. My thinking was that an occasional sprint will encourage HGH production and thus help to build muscle -- is this wrong?

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      • #4
        Per Phil Campbell's Sprint 8 program, sprints will give you a muscular sprinter body. See Mercola's video. (Yes, I know Mercola is sort of a nut but this makes sense.) But you have to do it two or three times per week. Eight sets of 30 second balls to the wall sprinting and 90 seconds of recovery. if you can do it more than two or three times a week, you are not doing it hard enough.
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        • #5
          Try some variation when engaging your major muscle groups. Do some squats, pullups, dips, pushups, and burpees. Those should help with HGH production and putting on some mass. Lift hard for 20 minutes 2-3 times a week. I am pretty sure if you incorporate that with your sprint routine you will see some pretty good results.
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          • #6
            To build mass you should do a lot of heavy lifting and stuff your face with food, especially protein. That's my scientific recommendation.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Hedonist View Post
              Per Phil Campbell's Sprint 8 program, sprints will give you a muscular sprinter body. See Mercola's video. (Yes, I know Mercola is sort of a nut but this makes sense.) But you have to do it two or three times per week. Eight sets of 30 second balls to the wall sprinting and 90 seconds of recovery. if you can do it more than two or three times a week, you are not doing it hard enough.
              I don't have a fancy-shmancy Mercola subscription and I can't get rid of his dumb face in front of the video. Can you explain how sprinting develops my biceps?
              You lousy kids! Get off my savannah!

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              • #8
                Originally posted by tarek View Post
                I put protein powders in my smoothies when I do lifting, which I do three times a week for fifteen to twenty minutes. I'm happy with my results so far. After sprinting, however, I wasn't sure if it would be better to increase carbohydrate intake or protein intake. My thinking was that an occasional sprint will encourage HGH production and thus help to build muscle -- is this wrong?
                Forget sprinting and do a complex instead.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Grumpy Caveman View Post
                  I don't have a fancy-shmancy Mercola subscription and I can't get rid of his dumb face in front of the video. Can you explain how sprinting develops my biceps?
                  LOL. It triggers growth hormone. Since you are an adult, you won't get taller. it will be a healthy way to get what some athletes get through illegal means. Google Sprint 8.
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