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    How Many Sprint Sessions?

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    So I've plateaued for some time and still have some stubborn belly fat to lose so I am going to re-incorporate sprinting back into my weekly routine. Question is how many sprint sessions? Is one enough? Or is it advisable to do two a week on non-consecutive days in order to really get things moving?

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    2 sprint sessions and one HIT lifting day a week with an absurd amount of walking would be my Rx for fast weight loss in the exercise department.

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    I do maybe 2 a week.

    Either sprinting or rowing.

    Either at the end of a squat / dL day or on a rest day.
    Usually do them AM and fasted for maximum benefit.

    & like previous comment said walk walk walk



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    start with one. Generally I do 2. I lift twice a week. On my off days, I just walk..I call this my recovery day. I guess similar to what neckhammer said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by john_solo View Post
    So I've plateaued for some time and still have some stubborn belly fat to lose so I am going to re-incorporate sprinting back into my weekly routine. Question is how many sprint sessions? Is one enough? Or is it advisable to do two a week on non-consecutive days in order to really get things moving?
    Are we talking getting down to "pro athlete" levels of body fat? Because that's a full time job - an hour a day, six days a week, in the weight room plus 3-4 very very hard (much harder than "oh, whatever, 5-10 sprints" level) sprinting sessions a week.

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    True story. Perhaps some specific metrics here for what you're trying to achieve?

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    Mark's Primal Fitness program recommends one sprint session every 7 - 10 days. That's enough for health. I'm an older woman and have been slowly working my way up to being able to do 2x a week sprints. It takes a heck of a lot out of me. I reach my 220-age max heart rate on these sprints, or darn close to it.
    Female, 5'3", 49, Starting weight: 163lbs. Current weight: 135 (more or less).
    Starting squat: 45lbs. Highest squat: 167.5 x 2. Current Deadlift: 190 x 3

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    Heck, sprint everyday. Bring a friend to the track and time your 200m. Look up Clyde Hart - Scale accordingly.

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    That's a good idea - here's a link to a Clyde Hart writeup on training for competitive 400M/800M sprinters....

    http://www.usatf.org/groups/Coaches/...lyde_Hart3.pdf

    

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    Just got through with my second set of sprints this week, Tabata (20 seconds all out, 10 seconds slow) for six reps on a stationary bicycle. Spent more time warming upland cooling down but, but I promise your felt it!
    Last edited by bemental; 08-01-2013 at 03:24 PM.

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