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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!
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    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.

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    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

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    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.

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    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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    Quote 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?

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    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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    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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    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
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    Quote 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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