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Supplementary exercises to sprints

What are supplementary exercises one can do to increase sprinting speed? I've been working on my core and hip flexors so I can pull up my legs faster as well as squatting to push harder. It seems like ...
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How does running speed correlate to burnt calories?

I'm thinking of something like, say, a line diagram. The horizontal axis would be "running speed" and the vertical axis something like "calories per minute". Has this matter ever been scientifically ...
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Does running faster burn more calories? [duplicate]

Imagine this, you have two running courses with the exact same distance, let's say, 2 km. You have the exact same environmental conditions, so the same air temp, sun, etc. You also have the same ...
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Will weight lifting affect speed and flexibility?

I am 22 years old, weighing around 70 kg and 5ft 11 inches in height. I want to gain strength overall and i have some concerns on choosing weight lifting to achieve this. I have started training ...
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How to improve teen's agility

My 13 year old daughter is tall (5'9") and still growing. At her checkup this fall, the pediatrician felt she had about two more years of growing to do. Most of her teammates (and competitors) have ...
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Why am I unable to run as fast as I should be able to, based on my VO2max

Based on various calculations, I should, purely based on my VO2max, be able to run 10k in under 40 minutes. However, my PR is closer to 50. Why is this the case? My VO2max was calculated at 59.9 ml/...
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How can I improve my ability to do speedwork?

I've been running for a few years now, but I still struggle with speedwork. I use an online training plan generator that takes previous race time and distance, target race distance, weekly distance, ...
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Should sprinting be a part of 10x800m or similar speed work?

Sprinting is an all out effort with the longest stretch of distance being about 600m. When doing speedwork with interval distances greater than 600m should a portion of the distance be done at a ...
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How do you use a heart rate monitor for track workouts and speed work?

McMillan running calculator states that your heart rate for speed work should be +90%maxHR. My heart rate takes about 45 seconds to rise from resting during track workouts. Should it peak at +90%...
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What is a good training pace vs a recent race pace?

Say your training in the same conditions as a recent race, you have completely recovered from the race, and the distance is a half marathon or less. What pace should you train at when running the same ...
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How come I don't look fit?

I have worked out for five years. I am 18, 5' female. I am fit, fast, and strong. I know I have made a lot of progress in five years. If I watch what I eat for a week, abs pop out. Yet, I can look at ...
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How to do exercises properly?

Previously I had asked for a "minimum" program that requires me minimum effort to remember the schedule, and minimum time to do it. The answer is to doing pull-up, squat and dip until failure every ...
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Is it possible to maintain or improve as a runner doing mostly races?

Is it possible to improve or maintain your speed at any distance by doing the following: Hard workouts 1-3 times every two weeks where 75% or more are races and the rest are race pace workouts. Easy ...
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How can you test/measure muscular speed? [closed]

It's easy to see progress in a person's strength; they started at being able to bench x now they can bench x*2. The same is true for lots of strength exercises. What tests or measurements are there ...
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Why include sprint workouts in a training program focused on long distance?

I never did a set of sprints for a running routine/workout until this week. The workout didn't kick my butt as much as the recovery which is still going on, so I'm really looking for reasons to keep ...
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Whats the real impact on running while training due to weather?

I've been looking into the impact of heat, humidity, and solar radiation on running times, but most data is on actual race results. See this example of research. For calculations see this example. ...
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Speed, Endurance, Pace off the Mark

My main sport is field hockey. I really want to become a faster runner as well as improve my endurance and my pace off the mark. What are some exercises/things I must do to achieve this? If anyone ...
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Summer running is slow. Am I getting slower because of this?

Help, summer running in 83-93 deg F (28-34 deg C) and 60-80 %RH stinks. Update: Actually this was usually 78-83 def F at +95% RH in the mornings. I want to get faster, but literally I cannot run fast ...
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How to improve my speed?

I'm 14 and play soccer on a team. I am small and not very fast. I'm not fully physically developed yet so I don't know if certain exercises could stunt my growth or cause injuries, etc. Does anyone ...
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Can't run for more than ~1700 ft [closed]

So I'm trying to get into better shape, who isn't? And from what I've seen, some combination of aerobic training and weight training is the best way to do it, exercise-wise. Also, from what I've read ...
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Precise speed measuring gadget with low speed limit?

I am used to run a lot. All the time outdoors rather than on a treadmill. Therefore, speed control is a little harder in my case. I realized that my speed is far from being great, so I want to work ...
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Does training > 75% MHR benefit aerobic base?

I've been reading that developing one's aerobic base is good for improving overall speed, and that to do so, I should be training at 60-75% of MHR. Is there still merit for overall speed in training ...
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What is a low-impact exercise routine that slowly progresses towards more normal exercises?

I'm out of shape. I'm the kind of person who usually spends almost 10 to 16h a day in front of the computer nowadays but in the past I at least experienced or practiced about 10 different martial arts ...
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Average speed of the general population over uneven ground [closed]

How fast might an average, not-particularly-fit human be expected to move over uneven ground in short (~50ft) distances?
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Training the twitch fibre muscles for faster punching and kicking

I am after some exercises which work the fast twitch fibre muscles, both isometric and weight training wise. Could you guys please suggest some? I also wanted to know, when I curl a dumbell I pull it ...
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If you can run short distance fast then can it be extended for longer distances without dropping off?

If you can run one mile in 5:30 then are you guaranteed to be able to extend that pace to 5k, 10k, half marathon, or marathon distance? Ignoring time needed for exercising and building up for the ...
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I can speedwalk and not get tired, but any form of running kills me

I am just wondering why I speed walk so much and have plenty of endurance to walk at good paces for long times, but anytime I endure running I lose breath instantly. Isn't speedwalking the same ...
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Can walking fast help run fast?

In the past I've felt faster after a month or two of marching with a backpack at a fast pace like +4 mph. Now I'm interested in actually being fast in a 5k and quickly expand it to a marathon distance....
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Does exercises other than running help in improving the distance or speed of running?

I can normally do a 10 kilometer in one hour, but when I try hard, I can do it in 50 minutes. Can exercises like swimming, push-ups and other body weight exercises, doing exercise with an ab roller, ...
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How much faster can I expect to run with less body weight?

How much faster can I expect to run my 10 K races when I've lost 10 kg (18 lbs) per September 1 this year, compared to when I weighed 80 kg, in March of this year? Some context. I'm an experienced ...
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What is the maximum acceleration a human can generate? With which body part?

As I was reading the description on the back of a gaming mouse carton, "50g of acceleration", I was thinking: "A human hand cannot possibly get close to this kind of acceleration!" The ensuing google-...
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Will doing wall sits slow down my running?

The wall sit, or Roman chair, is an exercise designed to strengthen the quadriceps. As such, it should increase muscle mass. However, how will doing such an exercise consistently affect my running? I....
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At what speed should I run?

I'm wondering how one should control the speed of running. Currently my running speed for a 'long' run goes like this: 1st-3rd minute: Starting an 9km/h going down to about 8km/h. I actually try to ...
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Fast-twitch hand muscle exercises?

A friend who spent some time in the military told me about a silent language in which the hands are signed in short, rapid bursts. Really, really rapid bursts, actually. I've seen videos of both wing ...
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Is series training more exhausting than long run training?

I would like to know if when training in a day with a speed series like 8x400 is more heavy than a 18k longrun. Because yesterday I did my first speed series training and I was sleeping all the ...
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Is there a good way to convert a speed number on an eliptical to mph?

What is the meaning of the speed indication on an elliptical? It ranges up to about 9 or 10 at what is a high speed run for me. Is there an approximate conversion to mph?
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What is a good time to row 10,000m on a Concept C2 rowing machine?

Just starting to get back into exercising after a 3 year absence (and letting myself go a bit). I recently started rowing as it is quite intense and involves the full body. I'd just like to know what ...
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Realistic best time for 5k?

I'd like to get some runner's perspectives on this one. I'm wondering what I might reasonably expect my 5K time to be. I currently run it in 28-29 minutes. I'm 31, 6'2, 200lbs, and I run a maximum ...
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Training for the 40 yard dash

I'm trying to do some fairly simple training to get more in shape for a local informal football league, and from what I have read, the 40 yard dash is a good routine to practice to help improve both ...
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How can I improve my reaction speed and timing for martial arts?

I'm interested in what exercises/training I can do to help with reaction time and timing for martial arts. Specifically, how can I improve parrying and countering a strike? I'm not looking for speed ...
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How can I improve my speed and precision when playing football (soccer)?

I have been playing non-competitive five-a-side football with school and work colleagues for a few years, and have drifted in and out of it as people move away, the weather puts people off, people get ...
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Recommended repetition speed on weight lifting

I am interested to know what is the recommended speed for each repetition on weight lifting. I have noticed that doing 4 seconds (2-up 2-down) makes my muscles very big but the amount of weight I can ...
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How can I make my feet “quicker”?

I want to work on how quick my feet are. I know a handful of exercises but I am looking for something new that I haven't tried before. I am looking for both in gym exercisers, to incorporate into my ...
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Is aqua sprinting a good replacement for track sessions whilst injured?

Last year I slightly tore a ligament and damaged the cartiledge in my left knee. I have since recovered and began sprinting again but recently hurt the LCL in both knees during a training session. I ...
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Training exercises to increase speed and strength

I'm a handball trainer and coach for a couple of teams in our club. All the teams have two training's, each a hour long at minimum. I am looking for simple exercise which can be done without using ...