Summer Track Training – Pyramid Sprints
Pyramid sprints are an effective track workout that can be done to improve explosiveness, speed and conditioning.
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The summer season is upon us, which means its time to take your cardio sessions from inside the gym on the treadmill to your local track for a real test of speed and explosiveness. Doing your interval and sprint work on a track provides several benefits for athletes, some of which include working on your explosiveness off the start line, the ability to train in a more functional environment for sports as well as a change of scenery.
One extremely effective track workout that can be done to improve explosiveness, speed and conditioning is pyramid sprints. This method focuses on sprinting a variety of distances that progressively increase to train your body to work on both short and long bursts of speed.
Pyramid Sprints Sample
|40 meters||3 sets||30 seconds|
|60 meters||3 sets||1 minute|
|100 meters||3 sets||2 minutes|
|400 meters||1 set||Complete|
To perform this training method, do 3 sets of 40 meter sprints with 30 seconds rest between each sprint. Then sprint 60 meters for 3 sets, resting 1 minute between each sprint. Follow up with 3 sets of 100 meter sprints with 2 minutes of rest between each set. To finish off your training cycle, do 1 final sprint of 400 meters. Each sprint should be performed at 100% maximum effort.