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Old 07-24-2005, 08:45 AM   #1
Graham Tidey
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Has anyone implemented Hill Sprints into their WoD cycles? If so how and what effects have you seen?

I was thinking of something like 3 on 1 off with one day being sprints and l sit practice. Also, hill sprints holding medicine balls / weights in a backpack?

Its the advantages, noted effects, exeperience I'm interested in. Don't get much of that when you search.
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Old 07-24-2005, 06:15 PM   #2
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Did them with my son today. It is the only running I do. Most strength or strongman websites should have some info. Now if you have any questions about doing them with "carries", Dan John has tons. (Dan, should I sneak in another plug for your DVD?)

I use them to prevent hamstring injuries. Also, they are quick. Set of 5, walk a lap or do air squats, set of 5, walk a lap, go on to the next. Adding weight will make them harder and you get more bang for the duration.

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Old 07-24-2005, 06:38 PM   #3
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I used them as an anaerobic conditioning exercise for boxing.The hill I used was about 75 meters and very steep.I would sprint up and jog down, then repeat for 10-12 sprints total.I found them great for conditioning as well as for developing the hamstrings, hips and calves.
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Old 07-24-2005, 07:56 PM   #4
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Hills and stairs are some of the best things I've done to increase my sprint speed.
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Old 07-24-2005, 11:05 PM   #5
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I haven't incorporated hill sprints into the WOD, but have done them extensively before for Athletics training.

Sprint speed and hamstrings/calf strength went through the roof!!

Can't recommend it highly enough. Let me know how you intend to do it Graham and i'm up for joining you in the experiment!
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Old 07-27-2005, 08:52 AM   #6
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Ok Karl (congrats btw)

I move from Coimbra to Lisbon on sunday so I'll scout around for suitable hills as soon as poss and we'll get an internet hill sprinting thing going on.

But I'm as buggered as a buggered things buggered bits at the moment. Demolished two houses and felled a forest in two weeks!
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Old 07-27-2005, 09:10 AM   #7
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Fair do's matey, that's pretty buggered then!

Thanks for the congrats...

Let me know when, what etc. and i'll join in fella!

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Old 08-01-2005, 09:37 AM   #8
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Yo G!

You had any thoughts on this or you want me to dig out some old drills and we can use this as a base??

'doesn't have to be fun'.......right?:crazy:
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Old 08-01-2005, 10:45 AM   #9
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When you guys sprint stairs do you try to hit every step or just try to sprint up as fast as possible?

Jeremy
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Old 08-01-2005, 11:04 AM   #10
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Depends...

Sometimes i bound up, sometimes i hit every step with quick feet, sometimes i miss every odd one out......mix it up and feel the hill love Jeremy!!

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