How to get lean and stronger

Benefit of doing sprints over steady state cardio

How fast do you run? Speed truly kills . . .  fat

Sprint vs. steady state

Hiit weight training with sprints is the best way to shed unwanted weight and get fit in the shortest amount of time. For years I did steady state cardio exercises and realized many health benefits from doing them such as – improved respiration, weight loss, better balance and mental clarity.

However the toll it took on my body, particular my joints and feet, negated a lot of the health gains I made.

I have since switched to doing sprints as my cardio of choice and since doing this I have far surpassed the gains made doing steady state cardio. Because the time for doing sprints is shorter,  I feel less stress on my joints and body overall and I have more muscularity. My runs are faster and my respiration is much better since I stepped it up to hiit workouts.

Hiit workouts doesn’t necessarily have to be running. If you have been watching the Olympics lately you would surely have seen the body types and obvious fitness level of the swimmers and gymnasts who do sprints in the pool and  gym as part of their training. The same goes for cyclists and basketball players. Compare these body types to long distance runners or other endurance athletes and the difference is clear to see.

The following article demonstrates how the fastest man in the world get and stays fit by training with sprints and not running long distance.

Usain Bolt says he’s never run a full mile in his life 

Jul 22, 2016; London, United Kingdom; Usain Bolt (JAM) poses after winning the 200m in 19.89 in the London Anniversary Games during an IAAF Diamond League meet at Olympic Stadium.
© Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports Jul 22, 2016; London, United Kingdom; Usain Bolt (JAM) poses after winning the 200m in 19.89 in the London Anniversary Games during an IAAF Diamond League meet at Olympic Stadium.

The world’s fastest man alive, Jamaica’s Usain Bolt, is a true legend in the world of short-distance running, but he says he has never run a full mile. It’s really not all that surprising when you think about it.

Given how well Bolt has done with his short-distance running career, it is easy to see why he would have no time or desire to focus on anything longer than 200 meters.

Robert Johnson, founder of running website LetsRun.com, chimed in with his opinion to The New Yorker, suggesting there would be no way Bolt would break the five-minute mark on a mile run.

“If that was the over/under, I’d mortgage my nonexistent house to try to bet up to six figures he was over that,” Johnson said. “He’s a total fast-twitch-muscle-fibre guy. To expect Bolt to be good at the mile simply because he is the world’s greatest sprinter would be like expecting a great three-hundred-and-twenty-pound NFL offensive lineman to be good at playing running back simply because he’s a great football player. It’s ludicrous.”

Okay, so he might not be able to complete a mile run in a record time, or even sniff the five-minute mark. But if you think you could take Bolt in a mile-long race, my money would probably still be on the fastest man on earth.

If you were curious who holds the world record for the fastest mile run, it belongs to Hicham El Guerrouj of Morocco at a time of 3:43.13 in 1999.

To improve your strength and flexibility I urge you to visit the Human Trainer website where you will find information on a variety of training equipment that can be used at home or on the road.

The original article can be found here.



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