I’m going to let you in on a secret. OK, so for anyone who knows me well it’s not actually that much of a secret… However, it is a damn good tip on how to get fit and fast!
You’re looking to improve your fitness, maybe tone up a little, loose a few pounds? I bet the first thing that comes to mind for most people is running. It’s free, convenient and if stuck to, sure to tick all three of the above boxes. If it’s not running, it’s a class. Swimming? Home workout video? Sure, all of these can be effective but I prefer something a little less popular. Sprinting.
For some reason, sprinting isn’t one that springs to mind for many when looking to get fit and it absolutely baffles me as to why not. Yes, it falls into the oh-so-popular running category, but it takes things to a whole new level…
It’s quick. So for anybody short of time (who isn’t nowadays?!) there’s no excuse. It will get you’re heart rate up, increase fitness, speed, agility. Help to shed weight. Is a full body toner and can be a sure fire way to build a killer bum! It’s an answer to your fitness goals and more.
I may be bias. I grew up with an athletics background and speed was my speciality. But at the end of the day, if you’re not training for the Olympics or looking to start racing others anytime soon, it’s doesn’t actually matter how fast you are, as long as you run at your full pelt. Why not give it a try? Head to your local park and try sets of sprints at a comfortable distance for you. The recommended amount really depends upon your own fitness level but why not try two sets of three to start with and see how you get on.
Fit, toned you, here you come! x
Video by the talented Henry Knock.