Q about sprints

Discussion in 'Strength & Conditioning Discussion' started by chrise, Mar 11, 2008.

  1. chrise

    chrise White Belt

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    Hi everybody.
    I`m planning to put sprints back into my routine, because i`m not pleased with my progress.
    My goal is fat loss/general fitness.
    So my question is:
    Are longer sprints, like 200 - 400 m generally better for fat loss than short distances?
    If i sprint 200m uphill, jog back and repeat until i cant do no more, lets say 5-7 times, is it more effective than sprinting 50 - 100m uphill jog back and repeat until i can do no more, like 10 - 15 times?
    When comparing hiit to lsd it is often talked about the body`s "hormonal response"?
    Is it the same for both ways (long sprints/short sprints) if you really go until you cant anymore or has one an advantage above the other?

    Thank you!
     
  2. Jake Martin

    Jake Martin Amateur Fighter

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    alternate both, keep your body guessing
     
  4. SB5

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    I have a dilemma here. I have a couple hills of 20-25 degree and 35 degree near me. I love running them, but can't decide whether to do 6 all out sprints twwice a week to completely burn out, or 3-4 reps 3-4 days a week to get more sessions in.

    Some will say hit legs in the gym one of those days, but I have a hand injury to I'm not deadlifting or squatting for a couple weeks. I do Staley's EDT for upper body alternating chins and dips, if anyone cares for the rest of the workout. Thanks for any input

    EDIT: forgot it was my first post under this name, greetings everyone.
     
  5. chrise

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    Very helpful, guys!
    Thank you!
     

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