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Old 09-09-2014, 06:55 PM   #1
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Should you run before or after strength training?

I stick pretty exclusively to the Invictus training program. But I do like to run in my spare time, usually sprints but nothing further than 2 miles. Most programs I've ever seen are designed strength, then the metcon. And that's how Invictus is, as well. But I've been watching some sprint training videos on Texas A&M and University of Arkansas. And they stick religiously to the idea that you do sprint training first, and then strength training. Any idea as to why these the programming is switched around? Even though it's still cardio and strength based?
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Old 09-09-2014, 11:14 PM   #2
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Re: Should you run before or after strength training?

Well, you train first the thing that you focus on.

If you train sprinters you want them to be fresh when sprinting. If you sprint prefatigued your mechanics aren't as good as they are when you train fresh.
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Old 09-09-2014, 11:28 PM   #3
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Re: Should you run before or after strength training?

Because the focus for sprints and running on Invictus is conditioning whereas in a collegiate program, it's on speed development.
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Old 09-11-2014, 09:26 AM   #4
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Re: Should you run before or after strength training?

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Even though it's still cardio and strength based?
Sprint workouts are not cardio. Sprinting power has nothing to do with oxygen uptake, but has more to do with explosive acceleration, and raw top speed, which is about power transmitted to the ground efficiently.

Running and Sprinting are different things.
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Old 10-22-2014, 05:50 AM   #5
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Re: Should you run before or after strength training?

I'm curious about this also. It's about half of one mile around our building. I usually run it once at a fairly fast pace prior to our regular WOD to help me warm up. I also some times take a lap after as well if running isn't included in our WOD. I've never been a good runner and sometimes it's a challenge just to get the 1/2 mile after our WOD, but I've been noticing it is getting easier. I'm not hurting my training by doing this am I?
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Old 10-24-2014, 09:21 AM   #6
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Re: Should you run before or after strength training?

One half mile doesn't constitute exercise - endurance anyway. If you did 10 laps you might have a concern there...
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Old 10-24-2014, 11:32 AM   #7
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One half mile doesn't constitute exercise - endurance anyway. If you did 10 laps you might have a concern there...
I understand 1/2 mile isn't that far, but it is still a challenge for some, myself included, especially after a hard WOD. You say it doesn't constitute exercise, are you saying I am wasting my time?
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Re: Should you run before or after strength training?

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I understand 1/2 mile isn't that far, but it is still a challenge for some, myself included, especially after a hard WOD. You say it doesn't constitute exercise, are you saying I am wasting my time?
Yes, by worrying about it hurting your progress.

As long as it's enjoyable it should be a boon. But "know thyself" or in this case "feel thyself". There are always circumstantial exceptions.

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