Hill sprints

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  1. ThePitBull32

    ThePitBull32 Green Belt

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    I know these have been discussed a lot. However, I just started doing them again this morning. I use a hill in the woods on my old high school campus. Its about 100m long with 2 major inclines, the steepest being at the very top. You really need to dig deep to finish strong. After warming up I sprinted it 4 times, only resting while I walked back to the bottom. I only did 4 because I'm in the squat contest and am going for a pr tomorrow, so I didn't want to tear myself up too much.

    My goal is to do these at least once a week for the rest of summer. Maybe ill even wear my weight vest at some point. I just felt like starting this thread to motivate myself (and hopefully some of you) to do these painful exercises.
     
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    You didn't ask a question but yes I totally agree that hill sprints are one of the biggest badass cardio workouts out there. Keep it up dude and good luck with the PR.
     
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    Thanks man...I know I didnt ask a question, but I wanted this thread out there so that I would see it all the time and force myself to sprint!
     
  4. Jake Martin

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    The first time I did hill sprints this year, it was on a real badass spot I'd been eye-ing all winter. Finally it got warm enough to go, I warm up with a light jog...then hit the first sprint, within 5 seconds I've pulled something in my right glute.

    Haven't gone back since but I love hill work anyway.
     
  5. pittelp

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    Good for you.
     
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    Jake Martin Amateur Fighter

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    I thought this was about hill sprinting anecdotes!
     
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    I like running up and down a steep slope. I do it 10 times back and forth but its a killer. Maybe you want to puke
     
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    I just did Hill sprints yesterday. They're a fuckin killer but great cardio workout and great for the legs too.
     
  9. hagler7

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    your deffo on right track pitbull like everyone else on here will agree hill sprints certainley takes your cardio thru the roof big time especially if you throw a few reps of burpee jumps in at the top KEEP UP GREAT WORK MAN
     
  10. ThePitBull32

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    Thanks, but there is no way I can do jumps at the top of the hill. The hill I run is brutal. Just getting to the top while at 100% is taxing enough. When I make it to the top I need to rest immediately. Although, that is something to shoot for. Maybe at the end of the summer I'll be badass enough.
     
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    thats the spirit pitbull KEEP TRAINING HARD FELLA
     

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