Julien and I got together to put an intro article for people in Victoria sw1 who want to get healthy and fit, quickly, safely and effectively. We are actually working on a LAND SECURITIES article for their magazine CREATE VICTORIA. Heres a first sample of some stuff we came up with for londoners but particurly anyone that would like to train for sprinting and fitness in victoria and sw1.
A lot of people make new resolutions to lose weight and get fit quickly. Usually people sign up to gyms or go for a jog around LONDON OR queue up for the treadmill.
Julian Thomas and i are looking into how sprinting is an effective exercise, and that the conditioning for it is a great way to get fit. So the question is why jog when you can sprint yourself fit?
Jogging isn’t a great exercise in my opinion if your looking to lose weight. As from my point of view it can be damaging to joints and ligaments especially in the hips and knees of people starting exercise and for people who are overweight. It also isn’t best for the metabolism.
Sprinting on the other hand uses fast twitch fibres is amazing for the metabolism and is way more functional so therefore better for long term training and health.
So I’m going to ask a few questions to a great coach from awpts.com, he is a former team GB sprinter racing Usain Bolt for the 2004 world junior championships, USA Penn relays, and the LONDON 2012 Olympic games.
so i think he knows his stuff…
so Julian.. why do you think people should sprint instead of jogging themselves to fitness?
Jogging is a low intensity form of cardio which for long periods will increase cortisol production and wear and tear ligaments.
Sprinting is great for testosterone and vitality. Sprinting is a series of functional movement patterns using all components of fitness, speed, power, flexibility, range of motion as well as strength and balance produced in one motion. Celebs like Beyonce and Bradley Cooper incorporate it into their training routines. It is effective exercise as it saves time, instead of doing 1 hour of jogging to get the same results you could do 20 minutes of sprinting. Sprint sessions are best constructed as intervals. Doing sprint drills allows you to concentrate on the quality of the movement making you more responsive.
Julian what are some important tips to improve your sprint game?
so can you let me know how to apply these?
for feet position you’ll have your toes up which allows your feet to react off of the ground using the elasticity within the muscles of the foot, ankle and calf. You use your abs to engage this movement pattern. the abs stabilise the movement.
toe up walking drill
walk on your heels
walk on your toes
HIGH KNEE DRILLS
LOW LEVEL SKIPS
HAMSTRING CURLS 5 SETS X 5 REPS
DYNAMIC LEG SWINGS
SO FEEL FREE TO GET SOME TIPS PERSONALLY FROM JULIAN THOMAS AT THE STUDIO WWW.AWPTS.COM.