Resisted Sprinting

Discussion in 'Strength & Conditioning Discussion' started by Stranger Come Knocking, Apr 8, 2008.

  1. Stranger Come Knocking Silver Belt

    Jul 2, 2007
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    I want to add resisted sprinting to my routine but I am not very familiar with it. I got rope and some old tires in the yard. How long should I be sprinting? Also, how much weight should I be dragging relative to my bodyweight? and how long should the rope be? Just long enough so I dont trip? or is there a specific length that is optimal?

    Did a search but didnt find much. Thanks in advance
  2. Standard Too dumb to learn, too stubborn to quit

    Jul 14, 2006
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    I think your reading a little too deep into things.

    1) usually with weighted sprints reduce the distance, say 25 - 50m's. You could also do set times although usually i find it's best just to measure the downtime as your sprints should be your fastest possible and distance works better. You could do anywhere from 10 seconds to a min downtime depending on distance.

    2) Weight depends on surface, anything from 25 - 100lbs would be a good sprinting weight. Just remember it's sprints and not drags.

    3) Length whatever works for you and your setup, i think the sled brandon and i built has 20 feet looped so we are 10 feet from the sled. If you search for conditioning in S&P you can find a vid with it... actually i should put a thread here too.
  3. rEdShawks Brown Belt

    Apr 9, 2008
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    never tried resistant running but plan on it

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