Episode 10: Sprints

Episode 10: Sprints

Do you want to know the best type of exercise to get you lean? Sprints. They must be used in concert with resistance training, good nutrition andpreferablyselect supplements. But when it comes to exercise, nothing gives you as much bang for your buck as sprints. Often times I’m asked, how do you do them? It’s not that hard. All you need is a field and a couple props for start and stop markers.

If you havecomparable strength in the musclessurroundingyourhips, knees ankles and trunk you are definitely cleared to do these. If there is pain when you run then you most likely need to do some mobility work for the anterior hipmusculatureandstrengtheningof all the muscles on the backside of the legs. After a consistent strength training program targeting these muscles 2 times a week, you should be cleared in about 4-8 weeks.

Once you are cleared, check out the video below to see the different ways we do sprints:

Other options for sprints are work to rest intervals. One example is a 30 sec sprint and a 60 second walk. Do this 10 times, then add an interval every session. Another interval option is tabatas which is 1-8 exercises in an 8 circuit, 20:10 work:rest format. 4 minutes is proven as effective as 60 minutes of runnning!

Learn more tricks to get lean by checking out “How To Get Lean For Summer” and learn the 2 supplements that you need to be healthy and lean.


About the Author: Marshall Ray

Marshall Ray is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), Level 2 Poliquin International Certified Strength Coach (PICP), Biosignature Practitioner and a certified Precision Nutrition Coach (Pn1). He is the founder of Faster Fitness and co-founder of Femme Fit. He's passionate about building a community of people who love fitness and taking control of their health.