SPRINTS & PUSH-UPS???

  • jackd15

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    Jul 28, 2011 2:58 AM GMT
    sooooo... i've recently gotten back into the gym after about a yr and I'm trying to branch out from just running and lifting.

    What do you think of a workout strictly made up of sprints (half flat-ground, half up and down stairs) and push-ups??

    To my knowledge that's a pretty great fat-burn and decent for the arms. Maybe I'll add some core stuff too. planks?

    FYI: I don't have a ton of upper body strength yet, and my primary goal is fat burn... thoughts? icon_confused.gif
  • safety43_mma1...

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    Jul 28, 2011 5:42 AM GMT
    I have learned the best is sprint hills. I do it for football and it works great to burn fat also. And push UPS if u vary them r very affective also.
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    Jul 28, 2011 5:42 AM GMT
    All or nothing, buddy. You have to work out the entire body or it's not going to be very efficient. It sounds like you're looking for something hardcore and based off of your bodyweight, so I would look into military-based routines. I hope that helps. icon_smile.gif
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    Jul 28, 2011 11:18 AM GMT
    jackd15 saidWhat do you think of a workout strictly made up of sprints (half flat-ground, half up and down stairs) and push-ups??
    I think whatever progress you make will be short-lived because of the inevitable back problems you'll have as a result of the massive muscle imbalance.
  • tuffguyndc

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    Jul 28, 2011 11:35 AM GMT
    jackd15 saidsooooo... i've recently gotten back into the gym after about a yr and I'm trying to branch out from just running and lifting.

    What do you think of a workout strictly made up of sprints (half flat-ground, half up and down stairs) and push-ups??

    To my knowledge that's a pretty great fat-burn and decent for the arms. Maybe I'll add some core stuff too. planks?

    FYI: I don't have a ton of upper body strength yet, and my primary goal is fat burn... thoughts? icon_confused.gif
    all of those are great. however, the easiest way to burn more calories is to do include leg exercises with that. oh and running is not a leg exercise. doing squats or lunges are the fastest way to burn more calories