Analyse this! (Sprinting)
Today I tried out sprinting with my younger brother, am 23 and he?s 19. We ran about 6 sprints against each other (+/- 100m, just estimated visually, have no clue could be a lot less) and I lost everyone- it sucks! The first race he just overtook me towards the end, but the gap became bigger and bigger with each race. But in each race I would start off much stronger with some considerable gap, especially in the first 1/3 to ?, about half way were about the same, then I would just loose gas and he?d steam right pass me. I would literally loose gas, at certain point all of a sudden, its like switching from a gear 5 on a mountain bike to gear 1; at first I can feel am pushing the earth beneath me, but cant later on, its like am peddling against no resistance. I kind of remember running the same when I was in school, I used to come a bout 3rd in 100m in my year, my brother used to come 1st in his year (its crappy inner city school, its not like they were high pedigree).
My Q for any knowledgeable people out there, what does all of this info say about me? My brother was telling me that he feels he beat me with his upper when he overtakes me (by swinging his arms), I know that upper body does come into play by stabilising your body towards the end of the race. We started to lift weights about a year ago, were about the same height but I am about ~ 15 kg heavier, and considering all of that my lifts are only slightly better than his in upper body movements (he can out do me in bw pull up no?s for example) but am much better in lower body (unlike him that?s also where I carry most of my weight).
I?d like to incorporate sprinting into my training. Any tips on the benefits of sprinting? And any good sprint routines to incorporate into my training.
Thanks in advance