Fitness Questions - Sprinting Workouts For Acceleration
How can I implement a sprinting program into my training?
The best way to incorporate a sprinting program into your
current training routine is to find a local track near your house. I use the local
high school track for my sprinting but a public track would be the best. If you
can't find a track, find an open area where you can do 100 meter (about the length
of a football field) sprints. You should usually do your sprint work on dedicated
days which do not involve weight training. If you do them right, you will fully
tax your body and be completely fatigued.
off your routine by lightly jogging for 2 sets (100 meters) to warm up your legs/body.
Once you're warmed up, sprint at about 80% for the first 4-6 sets. Sprint all
the way through the finish line (or landmark) and walk back while resting. Make
sure to breath deeply and get some energy back. For sets 7-10, sprint full out
at 100% and make sure to keep proper form. When you're done, make sure to fully
stretch your muscles and take some time to really cool down.
a great way to burn massive calories and keep your body's metabolism stoked throughout
the day. The explosive nature of sprinting is also great for adding lean mass
when combined with a weight training program. Just look at Olympic sprinter's
physiques, they are well defined and very muscular. For more information on proper
form while sprinting, check out this article:
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