Saturday, December 25, 2010

On the Twelve day of Christmas....

On the Twelve day of Christmas my true love gave to me ....Sprinting!

Why it rocks: Sprinting will help gain lean muscle mass and also help to lose fat.
Sprinting is superior for fat loss, because it causes your body to burn more calories for several hours after each workout. 

 How to do it:

1. Get into starting position. Position your feet hip-width apart. For an upright starting position, place your dominant foot forward and place your other foot about three foot-lengths behind you.

2. Bend your knees and push your rear end back so your torso is leaning forward at an angle and your lower body muscles are tensed and poised.

3. Bend your elbows and point the hand opposite your dominant hand forward and the other hand backward. (Alternately, for a lowered and more poised starting position, you can extend your non-dominant foot even farther back, lower yourself more, and place your hands on the ground with your arms straight.)

4. Push off with your dominant foot and enter a sprint

5. Cup your hands slightly but keep them relaxed. Do not make fists. When raised, your arms should be pumped high, but your hands should never go higher than your cheeks. When lowered, your hands should never go farther back than your hips.

6. Run by continually propelling yourself forward with your toes. Do not run flat-footed or on your heels. At the point of a fully extended stride position, the leg in back should be straight while the leg in front is bent with the knee raised. When raised, your foot should point upward slightly. Your foot should land flat and, as the other foot comes around, the heel should lift up for pushing off with the toe.    

7. Let your body naturally and gradually slow down after you pass the finish line.

Three tips:

1.  Breathe deeply and rhythmically as you run. Exhale at every other arm-pump.
2. Run so that your arms are pumping opposite to your legs.
3. Keep your head at the same angle as your torso, and look downward, just in front of you.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Cameron Ashleigh


  1. Im a sprinter and I love it! This is a great post.

  2. Hey Cammy-O! Here is "The Blog Post". :)

  3. @Rae yes sprinting is a great exercise!
    @Sananora Happy New Year!
    @Lindsay Thanks a lot.

  4. I'm glad that I came across your blog because I need some good exercise!
    Happy New Year! ;)