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Sprinting and Leg Days


#1

think sprinting in the morning then doing a heavy leg day in the evening is too much.

it get pretty bad DOMS from both haha


#2

no answers?


#3

Me, I'd keep them on separate days.

I run, and will have no problem even at age 37 and 255lbs, doing some legs and then a treadmill run of about 20 to 30 minutes doing about 3 to 4 miles.
I'm not breaking any records with my squatting though.

But I haven't done any good 400m repeats in a long time, but I remember when I did I did legs on a separate day, with sprinting only being twice a week.


#4

Definitely a lot of stress, not to mention your weights for leg work in the PM are bound to be affected negatively.

S


#5

thanx guys :smiley:

ill just change my leg day


#6

First of all, you didn't ask a question, so there's nothing to answer.

Secondly, you bumped this thread barely an hour after you started it. What's that about?

To answer your non-question and chip in some kind of useful info, take a look at this article from Erick Minor. It includes a sample weekly plan:
http://www.T-Nation.com/free_online_article/sports_body_training_performance/sprinting_towards_single_digit_body_fat

Basically it places sprints on a day of their own, at least one full day before or after leg training.

But really, your training goals will play a part in how you design your plan. Like Stu said, if your prioritize the sprinting, don't expect huge increases in your squat.


#7

For both on the same day, I'm pretty sure it was one of the writers here recommending sprints ALWAYS BEFORE and training afterwards. For injury prevention purposes.


#8

If you are proper sprinting, you would likely limit it to just 2x/week (for joints/recovery), so it shouldn't be a problem putting sprints on days that don't interfere with leg training.


#9

lol my bad i forgot to make that period a question mark. MAH BAD.

secondly my priority isnt sprinting but im in the army and i have to get faster because i slacked off and gained like 20 lbs in 3 weeks and had an injury for 4 months that kept me from running.

if sprints and squats are placed a decent amount of time away from eachother it shouldnt mess with my squats too much i dont think?