I have heard it all:
The good thing is that none of this matters.
You, we, as humans, were designed as the ultimate, most efficient, bi-pedestrian mammal on earth.
Your prime set of motions and skills are: walking, running, climbing, adapting.
Remember that this is coded in your DNA.
Running is part of you.
Wether you like it or not!
Running is first thing kids do the second they can! They want to run around. You most likely wanted to run around too, and someday you stopped!
And I am writing this article for you to change that! Or if you are already running to congratulate you!
If you don’t want to end up in a wheelchair like Kevin Heart, use this simple drill before you go for a sprint!
My favorite drill to warm up for sprints is leg skipping combined with back pedaling.
This combo helps activating the hips, legs, knees and feet along with the hear rate.
Aim to lift your knees high when skipping and bring your heels up when performing the back pedal.
Repeat the sequence in the video for 3-5 sets.
Pair that with 5 minutes of hip and hamstring mobility work to begin your session.
This is an astonishing number, given that sprinting is one of the most essential human physical skills.
In other words, if you don't want to get old quick, start sprinting regularly (1-2 times per week).
I typically spend 15 minutes warming up (while pro sprinters can take up to 1 hour just to warm up!).
I start with 5 minutes of full body active stretching such as the stranding frog, foot stretches as well as shoulder mobility drills.
Then I move on to 5 minutes of leg skipping. This is a great way to activate my hip flexors and glutes, as well as generate mind-body connection to get good mechanics when running later.
I go for 1 min of skipping and repeat for 5 sets. During the sets I mix skipping with back skipping and back pedaling (as in the video).
Then comes the sprinting session:
It’s usually viewed as an endless running session, on a treadmill that leads to nowhere, getting little to no results at all in the process.
So today I will share my favorite workout, to make sure you burn fat, and build solid strength and speed!
The goal is to get your heart rate up, sweat bullets and exhale a lot of CO2. Hint: combining these 3 things is the ONLY way to burn fat.
So click on each title below to watch the videos!
Go for 8-10 steps, and pause for a split second every time you land, then come back to your initial position running backwards at a moderate pace.
Repeat the process for 10 sets.
Rest 30-60 sec between sets.
The goal is to go as far as possible with a clean...
Cardio training is one of those things that everybody has to do, while hating it!
If you haven't guessed yet, I am talking about the famous jump rope double-unders.
This is a jump where you get to skip the rope twice under your feet before touching the ground again. Not only you will burn calories while doing this, but your abs will also get a good workout!
I like to finish my sessions with the jump rope. That allows me to finish strong and get the last calories out for the day.
Aim for anywhere between 10 and 30 reps and go for 10 sets.
It's much faster than it sounds.
If you are not able to do those yet, then practice, and substitute with fast single jumps instead. Do twice as many of those!