Any carry over? To build explosiveness?
I did sprints yesterday for the first time...ever. And my legs are awfully sore.
Is there any carry over to help my lifts?
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I used to do sprints mostly for cardio, but i never felt any carryover for either, maybe its just me. The thing is it will probably help if u are strugling with explosiveness at the top of the lifts, but since u are not getting deep when u are running i dont think it could. Sprinting is good GPP i hear though, there is no point in NOT doing them.Athletics > Aesthetics
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When I slack on my sprints, jumps, and throws, my lifts get slow. Sprinting is one of the most basic skills we have as human beings. If you couldn't do it a few thousand years ago, you got eaten by a f*cking bear. People who can't do it now are fat and out of shape. Either way, you are f*cked if you don't do it regularly.
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It's more like the other way around. Squats/deads will help increase your speed, but sprinting won't make your absolute strength any greater.=ALC=
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It'd hurt me because I wouldn't be able to walk for a week. I doubt it's going to help your lifts at all, but I'm actually faster and have a higher vertical than when I was 190lb and did pretty intense "athletic" training in high school. Now I'm 265 pounds and can't tie my shoes or walk up a flight of stairs without getting winded, but I can squat twice as much as I did then, and I can get rim on a basketball goal, which I couldn't then. I feel as though maybe I should do some cardio though.Best Sanctioned Lifts (USPA/USAPL):
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Sprints, double unders, rowing machine HIIT, etc.
Any addition to your workload will hurt you in the short-term while you adapt, because your body wants to stay in balance.
But once you get past the duldrums you'll be better off when it comes to your lifts and just general athleticism.
I do all forms of HIIT and my lifts continue to go up, and my work capacity in general has been increasing along the way, which allows me to take shorter rest times between sets.
Granted my lifts aren't absurdly huge, but as my lifts grow so does my conditioning, so even once I finally hit a 4 plate squat down the line, my recovery will be quicker than if I simply became a squat machine and never through in a bit of conditioning.
Not to mention the benefits of being more explosive.Attempting to not be fat, weak, and injured...no longer injured...now gotta work on not being fat.