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Why do sprinters have muscular arms?

Despite the technical verbiage above, OP is correct to be questioning why a sprinter should have such pronounced upper body musculature. Not only would you naturally have to perform regular and ...
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What are the most common interval workout routines?

I believe you are looking to break down a 10km run into intervals that are suitable for helping you develop anerobic fitness for competing. Hopefully you understand that to improve at X activity, the ...
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Should I train at what I want my best to be?

To answer your question in the title. No, dont train at what you want to be able to run at. Do a mile, 12 minute, or 2 mile test run at your best then use this to base what your training should be. ...
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What muscles are responsible for the flight phase of running?

tl;dr- Core, everything below the waist, and throw in your arms. A coordinated running stride uses the arms for counterbalance, and the shorter or more intense the speed, you will use them for drive ...
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What is Limiting Factor in Running Fast?

There are several factors that restricts humans to run at very high speed over longer distance. Muscle fatigue, body's ability to consume oxygen and making use of the stored energy are a few. In ...
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Impact of cardio during caloric surplus (Bulking phase)

Would this plan be an optimal solution for increasing muscle mass while keeping fat gains to a minimum and reaping the other benefits of cardio (I would not be eating at a deficit)? Only you can ...
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Can a person with high myopia sprint?

Absent any underlying pathology, there shouldn't be a risk with sprinting and high myopia. There are classifications in the Paralympic games that cover this in various athletic events. As long as the ...
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What was the meaning of 5x5 sprint performance on cyclists?

I believe this may be misconstrued from something Mark Rippetoe, a renowned strength coach, said. To paraphrase: Say you have a cyclist, and this will never happen, who has decided to hang up cycling ...
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Supplementary exercises to sprints

Based on personal experience, the big lifts do help a lot. Squats and deadlifts followed by a plyometric superset (e.g. vertical jump, or broad jumps) - the key here being not training to failure, ...
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Supplementary exercises to sprints

You could try plyometric weighted squats. Basically, jump squats, but with a weight on your back (or front if you prefer). I've found these to be excellent when trying to improve speed as you build a ...
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Burning calories by running with break vs without break

Your second option, with slight modification, is what's often called interval speed work. From the Runner's World article "Speed work for dummies": Intervals: These can consist of longer (800m-...
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Lower back tightness after sprinting: strengthening?

Though I'm not a sprinter, on long runs around an hour (especially on flat, straight roads) I often find that my low back is also tight. Assuming you are doing your sprints on a track or other flat, ...
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Is there an accurate way to assess the fast/slow-twitch muscle fiber ratio in your legs?

Accurately no. Unfortunately there are no proven ways to measure muscle fiber composition. A muscle biopsy is an invasive technique involving the surgical removal of a small muscle tissue sample. ...
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Should I start breathing deep immediately starting a sprint

you should breath naturally and as calm as you can. even, if possible. of course as you begin to expend energy your breathing rate will increase as your heart rate increases. dont hold your breath
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How do you use a heart rate monitor for track workouts and speed work?

It means that, for example: If resting heart rate is 50bpm and VO2 Max HR is 200 bpm (easy numbers), then your 'working heart rate' for the majority of your speed work should be 90% of your VO2 ...
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What pair of muscles provides the most power for running?

Your gluteus maximus (butt) and quadriceps (front of your thighs) provide the bulk of the power while sprinting. Your glutes and quadriceps work to absorb vertical forces and push into the ground to ...
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Should sprinting be a part of 10x800m or similar speed work?

When I've done these the coach has said to run the intervals at a steady target pace. Assuming you're on a track with 1 lap recovery you would be running 12000m with 8000m at pace, I would expect the ...
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Should sprinting be a part of 10x800m or similar speed work?

It depends on the distance that you are training for. With something like a marathon, I would place little importance on all out sprint training. The only likely time it might matter is in a sprint ...
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Should sprinting be a part of 10x800m or similar speed work?

It is my understanding that speedwork is sustaining maximal effort over a fixed distance which is usually short (ish). Personally: I do 'speedwork' for 500/1000m intervals. While it's not sprinting ...
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What is Limiting Factor in Running Fast?

If you use a calculator like McMillan.com then you'll see what you should be able to do - equivalent efforts - for different distances like going from 400m in 60 seconds to 1600m in 4:40. I think ...
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What are the most common interval workout routines?

You can probably choose any distance from 200m to 5000m, use a factor such that the total distance at target pace is somewhere between 2k and 10k and use ca. half the distance as recovery and you have ...
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Why do sprinters have muscular arms?

Sprinting causes natural increases in growth hormone produced. Ideal sprinting for this effect is about 10-15 minutes of short 30 seconds sprints. With adequate rest between sprints. This increase ...
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Why do sprinters have muscular arms?

Because androgen receptor concentration & sensitivity is highest in the muscles around the shoulder girdle.
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