Running on a hill is one of the easiest ways to make your workouts more challenging. But the benefits go beyond making you sweat more and work harder.
Hill sprints force your legs to drive backwards into the ground, developing a more powerful stride compared to sprinting on flat ground.
The workout is designed with full recovery after each run, so you can give your max effort with each rep—critical for challenging your muscles and increasing your speed.
You will also improve your endurance. The workout calls for 10 minutes of sprints. You will challenge both your anaerobic and aerobic energy systems. As you make progress in this workout, you'll be able to recover faster after a tough play on the field or a hard set of an exercise. And, you'll have the ability to kick your speed up a notch at the end of a race as you drive toward the finish line.
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