Lots of people run, but few people sprint.
More should (including you). Sprinting is one of the most effective exercises you can do, bar none.
As a sprinter, you’ll build speed, burn fat, gain lean muscle, and have fun doing it. On top of those benefits, you’ll increase your aerobic ability, even while running distances far short of a mile. Sprinting may be the ultimate bodyweight workout.
You don’t have to be a nineteen-year-old to try it. Just go over to your local track. Once around is 400 meters.
Your job: get around that track as fast as you can.
- Beginners: Take three attempts, resting 2 minutes between attempts.
- Intermediate: Take four attempts, resting 2 minutes between attempts.
- Advanced: Take five attempts, resting 2 minutes between attempts.
Any time you need a quick workout, sprinting is there. In a pinch, you don’t even need a track—just pick a flat stretch of trail or road, and get down it as fast as you can.