Sprinting- looking like a world class athlete

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Sprinting- looking like a world class athlete

Post by work of art » Sat Aug 16, 2008 4:35 pm

Will doing sprint intervals build muscle mass in the lower body.

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Post by amivan » Sat Aug 16, 2008 7:49 pm

yes? but it's much more beneficial to combine weight training and sprint training

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Post by Ironman » Sun Aug 17, 2008 12:10 pm

no

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Post by Matt Z » Sun Aug 17, 2008 3:32 pm

You have to keep in mind that competative sprinters also weight train. You won't get the sprinter look by running alone.

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Re: Sprinting- looking like a world class athlete

Post by Stephen Johnson » Sun Aug 17, 2008 9:53 pm

work of art wrote:Will doing sprint intervals build muscle mass in the lower body.
The type of muscular hypertrophy that a bodybuilder has is useless (actually, detrimental) to a sprinter. The sprinter's goal is to have a high power to bodyweight ratio. That's what gives him his speed. Sprinters are more muscular than endurance runners, but you won't see Carl Lewis or Bob Hayes entering a Mr. Universe contest, much less winning one.

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