Sprinting has always been favored by many runners and also by those who tried, and those who are trying to lose weight. It has been a way of fast fat burning, and many people all over the world chose sprint over any other activity. But, does sprinting really deliver, or is it just a waste of time and muscle damaging?
Weight has been a problem for many people in the past, since obesity has taken over majority of people in several countries in the world. Fast food on every corner, and even faster way of life have pushed these people in the corner, leaving them no other choice but to eat something off their feet. The body collects all that extra fat and calories, and saves them, creating a layer around your hips most of the time. This extra fat will eventually get on your nerves, and perhaps even threaten to damage your health. So, people choose over many diet programs, all in order to lose that extra weight and return to their previous state.
How can you do that?
Many of those training programs contain a scheduled diet, regular training on a daily basis, and a lot of sweating. This includes a lot of running, stretching, swimming, gym workout, bicycling, and many other fast calorie-burning activities. Yet, one activity has recently become very popular, and has proven very effective in fat burning. It is sprinting.
A recent study has shown that a short burst of high-intensity exercise can cause a massive fat loss for a given amount of effort used. Thus, the HIT got developed (High Intensity Training), including many sprint programs, and a lot of special workouts that are based on constant workout at 90% strength intensity, with a short break, then repeating. HIT has become popular worldwide, and is showing great results in both fat loss, and muscle building.
Sprinting is probably the most effective way to lose fat, since it burns away all those calories in a matter of minutes.By walking for 1 hour at 3.3 miles per hour you will lose 300 calories, while running at the speed of 10 miles per hour for only 15 minutes will burn 307 calories, plus the addition burned in the aftermath of the training. Running for more than 30 minutes will triple the number, making your calories burnt reach the far end of three-digit number, 989.Yes, this is correct, and this is known by every person who decided to use sprint over any other HIT program.
How to use sprinting to burn calories
High intensity running in the interval of 1-4 minutes pushes your body to its limits. Your muscles contract and warm up quicker than in any other training, which results in stronger output of fat burnt in the process. The key is to push yourself hard, and give your all in just 30-60 seconds. Go all out, then slow down progressively, and keep running at a lower rate until you regain your breath, and strength to repeat this. Do this several more times, and you will see the results in no time.
Sprinting has been proven to burn calories, and it is just one of the ways by which you can get fit. Also, sprinting is healthy for your body, so doing it several times a week will prolong your life by 12%.