Run Faster In 10 Seconds

by Mr. Lazy

Running uphill as fast as you can for 10 seconds is a very effective way to increase your speed and avoid injury according to coach Brad Hudson.

Hit the hill, but make it fast and short, and you get the maximum amount of training effect with the minimum amount of injury risk. “The best way to recruit fast-twitch muscle fibers is to run at max intensity,” says Hudson. “The best way to build leg strength is hill running. So we run all-out up a steep hill. But we keep it to 10 seconds to avoid producing lactate and becoming fatigued.”

The efficacy of interval or intensity training is underrated if you ask me. It helps to keep you muscles guessing, keeps your workouts short and interesting, and lets you go 100% without slacking as you might do on the treadmill. A nice little workout might be throwing a Virtual Distance Football uphill as hard as you can, then running hard after it.

But only for 10 seconds though, any more and you might actually be exercising.

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