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Discussion in 'Training Methods and Diet Suggestions' started by dewalt2001, Mar 7, 2019.

  1. dewalt2001

    dewalt2001 Member

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    Hi just wanted to see if anyone had knowledge on hill running, I know hill sprints are good for your running but wanted to see if there is any benefits to doing hill reps on a longer hill like the sort of hill that takes ages to run up and your basically at walking pace near the top?
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  2. Caversham

    Caversham Former RM Commando, Moderator

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    My experience of hills is to do them short and fast. If it's a long gradual one then sprint up it for a hundred metres or so, then jog back to where you started. You will get hardly any benefit from running a long hill and be at walking pace when you reach the top.

    If anyone doesn't have a hill near them, then use flight of stairs, or sports stadium. You just need to be ball bagged when you reach the top and then jog to recovery on your way back down.

    Alan
     
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  3. Chelonian

    Chelonian Moderator

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    I agree with @Caversham that the real benefit is to be gained from leg-shredding sprints.
    If your legs are screaming at about the same intensity as your lungs you'll know you're extracting max benefit.
     
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  4. dewalt2001

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    Thanks for quick replies hill sprints it is
     
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