Monday, September 22, 2014

SPRINTS...You Becoming A Cheetah

Let’s talk about sprints!!

Sprints are explosive, and make you feel like a total badass, all the while they are amazing body shapers!! It’s like getting to play God with your body composition! Let's find your inner cheetah and bring him out to play...

SPRINTS WILL:1. Burn fat 2. Build a 6-pack 3. Build and strengthen your fast-twitch muscles 4. Quickly turn you into a beast!!

I didn’t even talk about what sprints do for your hormones - Human Growth Hormone (HGH- the good stuff!) increases by 530% during a 30-second all-out sprint. How do I know this? Because HGH is produced when you are getting worked, when you are struggling to take a breath, then you know HGH has just been activated. 

Now, anyone up for running sprints today? 

1. Start with a 10 minute warm up first- warm up your muscles so you don't break them
2. Run as fast as you can for 30-seconds
3. Run/jog for a minute
4. Run as fast as you can for 30-seconds, repeat for a total of 6 times 

Aim to do a slow run/jog between sprints but know it's OK if you need to walk in between them too! The more "active" you are between sprints the better, this is called active recovery. But just starting off, you can get used to the ides of just sprinting at top notch speed and work on active recovery later.

Did Sprints yesterday and was red in the face beyond recognition! Now that’s a workout to feel good about.