12-03-2005, 05:50 PM #1
Does sprint work mess with recovery
Does sprint work mess with muscle recovery from weight training? (Especially leg work) I have always thought that doing sprint work the day after a tough leg workout would mess with my recovery. Any truth with this?
12-03-2005, 06:10 PM #2
It probably will, sprinting is very taxing. But on the other hand, making up for it by eating more, or possibly not doing it right after leg day would probably make it less detrimental. I actually want to do this next time I bulk because I want to get my speed back.
12-03-2005, 06:13 PM #3
Yeah, that is what I was thinking. From now on, I think I may just keep sprint work on Wednesday and Sunday. I train legs on Friday.
12-03-2005, 07:04 PM #4Originally Posted by chest6
12-03-2005, 07:26 PM #5
Nah, I'm cutting. Im doing things backwards because I just had a lot of xtra bodyfat. I started at 20% or so and needed to get down lower. I eat carbs afterwards similiar to a ppwo meal after weights
12-03-2005, 07:48 PM #6
despite what a sprinting Nazi I am, yes it can negatively affect ur weight training, in particlar, squats. I went through a period where I was sprinting 2x pw at almost 100% intensity, and my squat was going nowhere. With sprint training you should vary the intensity from day to day, and NEVER sprint the day before you squat.
This is how I plan it...when sprinting a cpl of days out from squatting, I will make sure that its only a medium intensity day or that maybe i only do 3 full out sprints
12-03-2005, 07:55 PM #7
Sounds good..So you think Wednesday like 6 sprints at 80% or so would be fine..and Sunday back to normal? Im wondering if doing all out sprints on Sunday will screw with my recovery from squats the previous Friday, good to know.
12-03-2005, 08:19 PM #8
hmmmmm, play it by feel at first Chest6....
this is just what I do....medium day I do 10 sprints, 3 @ 10%, the rest at about 70-80%. On full out day I do 6 @ 100%, with about 1-2 mins break in between. On a low intensity day I just do 10 @ 70-80%. I basically mix these up, depending on WHEN I'm squatting, and WHEN y heavy squat day is. If I'm 2 days out from squatting my Max 3 day, I do the low intensity stuff, and if I'm feeling really good I'll do medium day. Rarely will I do high intensity day a cpl of days out from my max squat day.
Man i hope I havent confused. Bascially, use sprints as a sort of tool box, and u take the tools u need out depending on the day and the work (squats) ahead.
12-03-2005, 08:42 PM #9Originally Posted by chest6
It's imperative to let your CNS not get overly stressed,otherwise you'll tail spin right into over training.
Sprints are ok to do once in awhile.But I wouldn't add them in on my training routine on a weekly basis.
You'll be much better off doing mild cardio on off days(active recovery).
12-03-2005, 08:57 PM #10
chest u don't sprint anyways quit lying lol
12-03-2005, 09:16 PM #11
Im doing it as a last resort. I have a lil more stubborn fat that has not budged in 3 weeks. My diet is perfect and Im still doing cardio 5, 6, 7 days a week. Im trying to figure out what works.
12-03-2005, 09:27 PM #12Originally Posted by Pinnacle
One must bear in mind that sprinting is high-intensity anaerobic exercise...much like weight-training.
If such is the hypothesis, and sprinting is akin to power-squatting...or dynamic lunging... would one do those exercises the day before leg or back training?
12-03-2005, 10:43 PM #13
Sounds good. Should I tone done the intensity or remove it alltogether
12-03-2005, 11:10 PM #14Originally Posted by chest6
If you're doing it as part of a sport-specific routine... do it once per week.
This would entail a change in your entire workout routine.
Sprinting would fall in second leg-session... approximately 3 days after your main leg session.
i.e. sprinting would have a day of it's own.
12-03-2005, 11:29 PM #15
Oh ok I got you..sounds good. Just thought this sprint-walk stuff might get rid of my damn spare tire.
Man...I just fvcked up my recovery from my leg workout yesterday..
Last edited by chest6; 12-03-2005 at 11:33 PM.
12-04-2005, 01:24 AM #16
Well i respectfully disagree, sprint tranining is perfect for fat loss and if incorporated appropriately and not done at full intensity all the time, is ideal. Like I said above somewhere, sprint training can be manipulated to suit your training, what is so hard about that? Problem is most people are afraid to run fast.
When incorporated appropriately it does not have to cut into ur recovery...and I know because I squat 2-3 times per week, as well as deadlift 1xper week. And yes, I've got very average genetics.
12-04-2005, 02:03 AM #17
Damn man..2-3 times per week..
12-04-2005, 02:16 AM #18
ye, but during bulking only and as with sprints, by varying the intensity. ie. one day is 5x5 to a top set, one day is 5x5 to a top set and other day is 5x10 to a top set. It's a Bill Starr routine that works very effectively. Not sure if you know Bill Starr, one of the US's best strength coaches ever...still writes articles for PLUSA, one ot the main bodybuilding mags, and the MILO journal. Read his now seminal book from the 70's, Only the Strongest Shall Survive. Might not be very well known on this board, but go to any powerlifting, stonrg man, strength trainning or other smilar forums such as Power & Bulk, and Bill's a legend.
12-04-2005, 02:22 AM #19
I used to do a max effort day and a speed day like Westside..but never 3 times a week man I would overtrain like hell. Maybe I'll just do sprint work on Wednesdays only max effort and Sundays like 70%
12-04-2005, 03:37 AM #20
I think that's a plan stan
Oh and yes if i wasn't bulking, it would be overtraining.
12-04-2005, 04:51 PM #21
Hm..Im cutting I hope its okay
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