OMG, swimming sprints are killer! And way easier on the knees/ankles.
Originally Posted by bemental
Two thumbs up!
I'm always so absolutely smoked after swimming sprints, but then just tired and hungry the rest if the day.
Originally Posted by DeeDub
Poliquin Live Tip 540: The Best Sprint Program To Build Muscle & Lose Fat
Anybody try this?
The idea is to run 400, 300, 200 then 100 m sprints with 4 min, 3 min and 2 min rest between. Apparently, it makes sprinting more "psychologically tolerable" when you progress from longer to shorter distances.
Last edited by miata; 09-12-2013 at 03:30 PM.
Reason: Corrected sec to min
Originally Posted by pace2race
It boggles my mind how many on this primal forum don't get this or (apparently) disagree with it.
OP has no need to be sprinting yet. Probaly shouldn't even be running. Should be working up to logging 2-5 hours of low intensity cardio which is probably walking.
Does that even sound familiar to anybody?
Miata, thanks for this link.
Originally Posted by miata
I just did Sprint 8's the other day.
30 seconds sprint, 2 mins. rest.
I might try your interval next.
400m is a full lap. That is a killer.
By the way, it's not 4 sec, 3 sec and 2 seconds rest between!!!!
It's 4 MINS, 3 MINS and 2 MINS rest between
No wonder they were so hard :-(
Originally Posted by OnlyBodyWeight
Yeah. Sorry about that. My brain and typing were disconnected.
Same here, except I don't have piriformis syndrome or any other issues, other than this: I DESPISE sprinting, in any form. If I don't like a type of exercise, I'm not going to do it, and that's that. I'll walk, LHT, and do ballet-type exercises until the grass-fed cows come home, but I no longer force myself to perform an activity that's not suited to me or my personality.
Originally Posted by john_e_turner_ii
If you enjoy sprinting, that's great ~ it's simply not for me.
Last edited by Pheebie; 09-12-2013 at 03:08 PM.
I think the debate should be more about Intensity Vs Volume. Yes Sprints would be classed under Intensity but they are not suited to everyone and fortunately there are many other equally good substitutes.
Intervals for (almost) everyone
I think it would be more appropriate to call it high-impact versus low-impact. Some physical activities generate a tremendous amount of force and are really not suited for people who have no intentions of competing or excelling at their sport. Sprints and ballistic training comes to mind.
Originally Posted by OldSchhool