Sprinting 101: 10 Articles for Safe and Effective Sprint Training

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Sprinting is a great way to increase agility as long as you do it safely. Here are ten articles to guide you in your sprint training, whether you're a total beginner or just want to improve your practice.


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Science Says: Sprints Burn 200 Calories for 2.5 Minutes Work (Joshua Wortman)

New research on sprint interval training shows you can burn an extra 200 calories per day by putting in only 2.5 minutes of work. Not having enough time is no longer an excuse.



Beta-Alanine Improves Sprint Performance (Jeff Barnett)

Supplements can be overwhelming. Wondering if beta-alanine is worth taking? New research shows it improves sprinting performance pretty drastically. I think it's worth taking.


Hamstring Mechanics During Sprinting: Insight Into Injury (Tom Kelso)

You probably know someone or you yourself have dealt with hamstring problems related to running. Now researchers take a close up look at the relationship between sprinting and injury.


Improve Your Sprinting By Lifting Heavy 10 Minutes Prior (Jeff Barnett)

Maybe it sounds crazy, but new research shows a simple way to improve your sprinting times is to lift heavy ten minutes before you run. Not five, not twenty, but ten minutes before - and heavy!



Hill Sprints: How to Build Muscle and Burn Fat (Curt Pedersen)

Forget doing your cardio on a Stairmaster or treadmill. If you want to get into shape fast, burn fat, and build muscle hill sprints are the way to go. Read how to safely get started.


Plyometrics: Science Says It Helps Your Sprinting (Tom Kelso)

Many studies have been performed on the effectiveness of plyometric exercises on sport performance, particularly sprinting speed. Do these exercises actually enhance the ability to run faster?


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Dynamic Stretching - Does It Help or Harm Before Sprinting? (Becca Borawski)

Stretching - Should you do it before or after a workout? Should it be dynamic stretching or static stretching? Specifically, what should you do before performing sprint intervals?


Sprint Interval Training Increases Power, Aerobic, and Anaerobic Performance (Mindith Rahmat)

New research in The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research examined short sprints with brief recovery on athletic performance and hormonal levels.


Scientifically-Proven Tips For Faster Sprinting (Jeff Barnett)

Scientists took a close look at sprint performance and determined four things that made a difference in run times. Even though they're small, these techniques can make a big difference.


Mechanics More Important Than Metabolic Power in Sprinting (Joshua Wortman)

While efficiency and metabolic power may be the most important things in endurance, science shows running mechanics are the most critical thing for sprinting athletes - whether cyclists or runners.


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