I have never sprinted before, so I have never done any warm ups or know of proper form for sprinting.
I am asking for advice as I want to minimise the possibility of injury.
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You should include a general warmup, then some dynamic stretching, followed by some form drills that also will continue to warm you up, plyometrics for readying your CNS pathways, and some warm-up sprints. Here's an example warm-up:
If you've never ran before, some other advice to help minimize the chance of injury is to ramp-up slowly into this activity. Don't do too much at the start, and only increase your running load by about 10% each week. Also, include stretches after your workout, specifically some that target your IT band and hamstrings.
Just starting out? Stay off the flat, stay off the track. Hill work is the best way to stay injury free. Hills also recruit more muscle fibers due to increased gravitational demands. Here's the best way...
Warm up dynamically.
Find a hill that isn't too steep - use your judgment. After each rep, jog or walk back down & rest for 3 minutes. Use this progression:
Week 1 - 4 reps, 15 seconds, 85% effort
Week 2 - 6 reps, 15 seconds, 85% effort
Week 3 - 8 reps, 15 seconds, 85% effort, last 1 all out
Week 4 - 6 reps, 10 seconds, 95% effort
Week 5 - 8 reps, 10 seconds, 95% effort
Week 6 - 4 reps, 15 seconds, 95% effort; 2 reps on flat, 10 seconds, 95% effort
Week 7 - 2 reps, 20 seconds, 95% effort; 3 reps on flat, 15 seconds, 95% effort
Week 8 - all flat; 2 reps 10 seconds, 95% effort, 2 reps 20 seconds, 95% effort, 2 reps 10 seconds, 95% effort