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Offline Chris Graeme

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HGH and sprinting
« on: August 09, 2006, 11:24:36 PM »
Good link courtesy of the 20 minute fitness solution(http://www.fitness-solution.blogspot.com/)  looking at the effect of sprints on GH production.

The time course of the human growth hormone response to a 6 s and a 30 s cycle ergometer sprint

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&list_uids=12137178&dopt=Abstract

« Last Edit: August 10, 2006, 04:00:40 PM by Chris Graeme »

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Re: HGH and sprinting
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2006, 05:08:30 PM »
The study is not comprehensive enough for one to make a training decision. 4-6 all-out sprints at 20-30 sec would be something I would use bi-weekly (too much?). This is a scale back from 6-8 sprints that averages about 35 sec in duration.
I'm a former long distance runner now with no more than 6-10 miles per week. Any suggestion?


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Re: HGH and sprinting
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2006, 06:03:43 PM »
The study is not comprehensive enough for one to make a training decision. 4-6 all-out sprints at 20-30 sec would be something I would use bi-weekly (too much?). This is a scale back from 6-8 sprints that averages about 35 sec in duration.
I'm a former long distance runner now with no more than 6-10 miles per week. Any suggestion?


I did a quick read thru and to me the takeaway is be INTENSE during your workout for as long as possible

The 30 second sprints versus 6 second cost more energy and more time but in the end you get more back

Either way the "subject" has already won half the batter -- they are doing sprints instead of a relaxed jog in the park  ;)