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How to get in "sprint" workouts during the winter

Answered on December 13, 2013
Created December 11, 2013 at 9:27 PM

I have a home gym and do intense 1-1.5 hour lifting sessions 3 days a week, but my home gym is too small to sprints. Any ideas?

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on December 13, 2013
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Amen. It takes longer to warm up, and you may be slower. But the sensation of cold air hitting your lungs while you are pushing at close to 2x V02Max -- nothing like it. First sign of bad weather -- snow, sleet, rain -- I am on the road.

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on December 11, 2013
at 10:13 PM

I should have added that it's snowing outside, so I can't run hills like I usually do

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I did these today, when the high outside was 7 deg F :)

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on December 13, 2013
at 04:17 PM

Don't be afraid of the cold, it's an opportunity for cold thermogenics. :)

Yesterday, I went out in 24'F weather with just a medium weight jacket, polo shirt, and gloves. I kept the jacket open and while it was very rough at first, and I regretted not bringing a hat, but within 15 minutes I warmed up and felt great. Wasn't doing sprints, just walking around, you'll heat up even faster if you sprint.

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on December 13, 2013
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Tabata's (2 sets of 8 rounds for 20 seconds all out, 10 seconds active rest -- 4 minutes rest between sets) --- either with a kettle ball (instead of one day of lifting) or on a treadmill/ elliptical/ bike.

If you don't have them you can do tabatas with ploymetrics, burpees, boxing, etc. But remember, nothing is the same as being outdoors. Get an outside sprint in at every opportunity. Also remember, in the cold it takes longer to warm up.

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on December 12, 2013
at 07:27 PM

I do "sprints" on the rowing machine! Works your whole body and it's pretty fun too.

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on December 12, 2013
at 07:52 AM

Stairs...at home, at work or other building

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on December 12, 2013
at 12:52 AM

I just got back from sprinting with my dog at the park. There's about two inches of snow on the ground here in michigan. I can't tell you how good it felt! Don't be afraid of the cold. Its about 11 degrees here.

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on December 13, 2013
at 02:35 PM

Amen. It takes longer to warm up, and you may be slower. But the sensation of cold air hitting your lungs while you are pushing at close to 2x V02Max -- nothing like it. First sign of bad weather -- snow, sleet, rain -- I am on the road.

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on December 11, 2013
at 09:58 PM

High knees, butt kicks, jumping jacks, skaters, lunge jumps, skips in place, step exercises...all get the heart rate up quickly. And depending on how quickly you do them, they work fast twitch muscles.

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on December 11, 2013
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I did these today, when the high outside was 7 deg F :)

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