For the majority of people, hill sprints are actually a better choice than standard sprints on the track.
See, many new sprinters get overzealous and try to push to hard when first trying it out.
On a track, that can lead to trouble (hello pulled hamstring).
But with a hill, physics won’t allow it. You can’t reach full speed on an incline.
Don’t get me wrong – these are HARD.
But if you can get through the pain and stay consistent, you reward will be a great body AND a stronger mind.
Here’s how we do it, FIRE BREATHER style:
Day 1 – Hills (HIIT day)
from FIRE BREATHER – 5-week training plan to double your cardio and burn twice the calories
You have a few different options here.
Option 1 is to go outside and find a hill. This is my personal favorite option. I have a hill that’s about ¼ mile from my house that I can walk to as a warm up … and it takes me around 60 seconds to run up, which is exactly what we’re going for here.
If you’re not a runner, you can also power walk up the hill, or run for maybe ¼ of the way or ½ the way or ¾ of the way, and then walk – whatever you can handle is great.
Option 2 is to do this on a treadmill. In this case, you’d set the treadmill to 5-10% grade for the run up, and then either hop off the tread and let it go – if you feel you can do that safely – or just turn the speed and/or incline down for your recovery times.
Complete the workout below:
- Power walk / run / sprint up the hill – 60 seconds
- Recover / walk back down – 120 seconds
- Repeat for a total of 10 rounds
Imagine taking your cardio conditioning to the next level, and burning a TON of extra calories in the process.
Imagine a complete 5-week program to help you do this, that you can BOLT ON to your existing strength routine.
That’s EXACTLY what the “Fire-Breather” program is all about.
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To your continued success!