Wind Sprint Training
Wind Sprint Facts
- Do not sprint 100% if you are conditioning.
- Aim for 80—90% of your full speed. This will allow you to achieve the exact same results while avoiding injury.
- The only time you should perform wind sprints at full speed is if you are competing against someone next to you.
- Worry less about stride length and more about pushing off the ground with solid momentum.
- If you find yourself sprinting under 80-90% full speed, reduce the distance. Poor form during wind sprint training will not help you achieve the results you are looking for.
How Often & How Long
- Perform wind sprints no longer than 20-30 minutes per session, not including your warm-up.
- 1-3 times per week is all you need if you would like to add wind sprints to your training schedule.
- How often you perform wind sprint training per week is dependent upon what you are training for and how often you focus on weight training.
Why Wind Sprints Are Beneficial
- Wind sprint training increase your metabolic rate, which is essential for fat loss.
- Similar to other HIIT workouts, wind sprints allow you to burn calories after your training session is complete.
- Losing weight and building more lean muscle by performing wind sprints derives from EPOC (Excessive Post Exercise Consumption).
- Following wind sprint training, your body will burn calories at a very high rate as it repairs and builds muscle, replenishes nutrients that you burned off during your wind sprints and restores hormone levels.
Basic Wind Sprint Workout
*Create lines or stopping points at 10 yards, 15 yards and 20 yards.
- Sprint 10 yards – Touch the line – Sprint back
- Sprint 15 yards – Touch the line – Sprint back
- Sprint 20 yards – Touch the line – Sprint back
REPEAT x 10
Elevation Training Mask 2.0
Elite athletes who train for different sports all around the world are using this elevation training mask to gain a competitive edge on their competition. I prefer using this mask during most of my HIIT workouts because it pushes my body into over drive and takes my workouts to a level that I used to never reach.
Using the elevation training mask to perform wind sprints will challenge you both physically and mentally. Click HERE or on the link below for more information.