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6 Tips To Increase Sprint Training Intensity

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6 Tips To Increase Sprint Training Intensity

6 Ways To Intensify Sprint Training So You Can Run Faster As training progresses toward the track season, the intensity of sprint training needs to increase. For the sake of this discussion, intensity can be roughly equated to the average and peak velocities reached in your sprinting workouts. Here we will discuss 6 different ways you can increase the intensity of your sprint training as you get closer to the competitive season.   #1 Changes In Distance If effort is equal, shorter sprints will be slower than faster sprints. 40-80m sprints will have a higher average velocity than 10-30m sprints. A...

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How To Run Faster And Longer Without Getting Tired

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How To Run Faster And Longer Without Getting Tired

Every month, thousands of people google search for how to run faster and longer without getting tired. In the context of sprinting workouts, this makes sense because running faster and maintaining one’s speed is critical for performing well in all sprint events. Here we will discuss a few ways that you can train to run faster and longer without getting tired. Building A Base The first step in your journey of running faster and longer is to build a proper base in your sprint training program. For a sprinter, this will come in 3 forms: Building an anaerobic base of...

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Tempo Endurance Training For Sprinters | Why Should Sprinters Do Tempo Runs?

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Tempo Endurance Training For Sprinters | Why Should Sprinters Do Tempo Runs?

Should sprinters run slow in their training at any point? Should sprinters ONLY sprint at maximal effort? Here we discuss this topic from the perspective of a track coach and competitive sprinter. Different Training Philosophies Coaches around the world hold a variety of views on what approaches to sprint training are best for developing athletes. Clyde Hart would have his sprinters perform large volumes of lower intensity runs, which led to a lot of success with his 400m dash athletes such as former world record holder Michael Johnson. In contrast, Charlie Francis was known for his promotion of the short-to-long...

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Intro Speed Training Workout For Sprinters

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Intro Speed Training Workout For Sprinters

Here is a speed development workout that is optimal for sprinters during their off-season or pre-season training phase. This workout offers a great introductory session to speed training, using a variety of exercises and a sprinting workout. For this workout, you may need the following: A track to train at. Mini-hurdles. Track spikes.   Performing The Workout This workout consists of a couple different segments. First, stiff leg hops over mini-hurdles and straight leg bounds will be used to prep the body for speed work while also working on leg stiffness, hip extension & flexion, and hamstring elasticity. Then, wicket...

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Extend Life & Minimize Aging With Sprinting & Anti-Aging Supplements

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Extend Life & Minimize Aging With Sprinting & Anti-Aging Supplements

Everybody wants to live longer, live better, and extend life. Aside from living a healthy life, there are things we can do to limit the effects of the aging process so we can stay youthful for longer and experience a better quality of life as we age. Today we will talk about some effects that sprinting has on the aging process, as well as some supplements that can prevent aging so we can live longer lives with a higher quality of life. Telomere Length And Aging A telomere is a portion of repetitive DNA sequences which sit at the end...

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