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How do you do sprints?

When I was growing up I remember my late grandfather often say ” you need to move it or lose it”.

As a kid I never quite understood what this actually meant.

Now as I get older, I hear his words in my mind almost everyday, but with meaning.

Especially when it comes to everyday movement, exercise and sprinting.

For many of us it maybe years or even decades since we last sprinted…those memories of school sports carnivals come rushing back.

But occasional sprint sessions can help build great fitness, good health and ideal body composition.

These should only be completed every 7 to 10 days and when you feel well rested and fully charged for an all out effort.

An effort should last for 8 to 20 seconds for running, or up to 30 seconds for for low impact exercise such as swimming or exercise bike, if running is not for you.

Always aim for the best quality of each effort, not quantity….just to get it done.

If you feel as though you are unable to keep going at maximum effort, stop, recover for a minute or two and go again.

Aim for between 4 to 6 sprints in a session.

A client of mine who was unable to run due to a knee replacement a few years ago, chose to do a series of brisk walks up a hill to achieve a similar result.

I am Rod Bucton. This is Sports Adventure.

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