Sprint Interval Training
Sprint workouts can be achieve with running, swimming, cycling, or almost any other cardiovascular exercise.
Sprint training activates more muscle fibers and trains explosive power, which is exactly what we need to train for our golf game. Plus, I love this type of training because it is short, intense and gets results.
Before your sprint workout, be sure to complete a thorough warm-up. Injuries are more likely if your body isn’t properly prepared.
Perform sprint workout routines three times a week. Allow at least one to two days of rest or another easy exercise between sprint workouts.
Warmup. Before sprints, warm up with dynamic stretches for 5-10 minutes.
Sprint. Perform your first sprint at about 60 percent max intensity for 10-, 20- or 30-second interval. If you feel any muscle tightness or joint pain, back off and continue to warm up.
Recover. Recover for 2-4 minutes by slowing to a comfortable pace, but keep moving. This can be an easy jog or perform mobility dynamic stretches
Sprint Round 2 Perform your next sprint at about 80 percent max intensity.
Recover. Recover for 2-4 minutes.
Sprint Round 3. Perform your next rounds at full monty — at 100 percent max intensity — for 10-, 20-, up to 30 seconds.
Recover. Recover for 2 to 4 minutes after each sprint. Again, light loving so you can get your heart rate down.
Repeat the Cycle. Repeat the sprint/recovery routine 4-8 times depending on your level and ability. For your first workout, you will want to stop at 4 sprints. That’s fine. Your goal is to increase your time or number of cycles.
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