Sprint Training for Ultimate Conditioning
Sprint training provides explosive power coupled with excellent conditioning and is utilized in a variety of sports including football, track and field and MMA.
Remember to consult your doctor before starting any diet and exercise plan.
It's become common in MMA to wake up in the morning and go jogging for 30-45 minutes – a training method that is historically rooted from old-school boxing. The reality however, is that extended periods of time jogging can lead to severe muscle and joint injuries that will ultimately hinder you in the ring. The solution to this problem is another effective method of cardiovascular conditioning – sprint training.
Sprint training provides explosive power coupled with excellent conditioning and is utilized in a variety of sports including football, track and field and MMA. The combination of power and conditioning attained through this form of cardiovascular activity will prove to be crucial to your performance inside the ring.
Find a local track, football field or any open area that allows you to sprint at 100% intensity for about 100 yards. Complete 10-15 sprints resting no more than 30-45 seconds in between sets and reap the rewards of sprint training. For a more advanced variation of this training method, attach yourself to a weighted sled for shorter distances of about 30-40 yards.
Sample Sprint Training Program
Note: All rest periods should be no longer than 1 – 2 minutes in length.
|Day||Exercise||Distance & Sets|
|Monday||Field Sprints||100 yards x 10-15 sets|
|Wednesday||Weighted Sprints||40 yards x 6-10 sets|
|Friday||Track Sprints||400 yards x 5-8 sets|