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How much harder is to do sprints in the hot temperatures ?

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  1. Laza cds mma Blue Belt

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    I have been doing 10x40 seconds sprints with about 60 seconds rest in between for a while, then i made a big break from sprinting ( 2 years ) and now i have started again, i am doing 5x20 second sprints AND I AM DYING , can it be because of the weather also , because i live in Serbia and it is around 30 degrees celsius around midnight when i sprint, really hot , can that be one of the factors ?
     
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    It could be one of the factors but I would venture to say the largest factor is the 2 years of de-training.
     
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    I know it takes a bit of adjustment for me. I go to school up north but live in south florida, and damn near die whenever I get home and try to run sprints. Happened two days ago. However, 20 seconds is not a short sprint, and time away could definitely make that very hard, like the above poster said.
     
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    20 second sprints? Are you going at 100%? That's insane.
     
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    Humidity and altitude matter too, besides temperature.

    Any type of challenging cardio will be much tougher in a very humid environment.
     
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    It is harder to exercise in high heat/humidity. The body increases blood flow to the skin, to help cool the body, which means less blood flow to the working muscles and more work for the heart. Any dehydration will also make blood more viscous, which means the heart has to work harder to pump blood.

    That said, not having done sprints in two years is a pretty big factor.
     
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    A lot harder.
     
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    Your cardio goes faster than muscle mass lol hell i havnt trained at all since january i use too be in amazing shape now i can prob barely run 2 miles getting back into training is the worst too but don't burn yourself out trying to go all out coming back.
     
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    I just did some hill sprints the other day, it was around 102 and I haven't did them in a while. That shit sucked butt.
     
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    Oh man. I remember my first summer in Ga. There was a massive hill nearby that I'd run (crawl) up. After just a few, I'd be spent. It's incredible how draining the heat can be.
     
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    fuck yeah, I usually try to wait for it to cool off a bit, but I was forced to do it mid day. I was hurting, I would of slapped my own mother for a gatorade.
     
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    If the heat is messing you up, get up early to get it done. In. Y experience it's better to do it earlier because sometimes it stays hot even into the night, plus motivation goes away when you are waiting until 9-10pm to do a run.

    It's hot and humid as hell here so I'm out the door by 5 to get my runs in this time of year.
     
  13. Laza cds mma Blue Belt

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    WHat do you think about this exercise ? So it's 20 seconds of 100% sprinting then i walk back to the starting point, then repeat, i will do this untill i get into shape then i am going to start 40 second sprints , what do you think ?
     

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