- Hold your body steady in a solid, slightly-leaning-forward position.
- Drive your back leg into the floor and begin by taking small, rapid steps that gradually build to bigger, explosive steps.
- Pump your arms and use them to pull your body forward, allow your hands to travel from hip to lip as you run.
- With every stride, lift your front knee while straightening your back leg completely to deliver full-bursting power.
- As you pass the finish line, allow your pace to slow steadily. Do not try to stop yourself instantly, you have no air bag.
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Sprints is a gym work out exercise that targets calves and glutes & hip flexors and hamstrings and quadriceps and also involves abs and chest and middle back / lats and triceps. Refer to the illustration and instructions above for how to perform this exercise correctly. Smith machine squats, sissy squats and lunge punches / lunges are related exercise that target the same muscle groups as sprints. Visit our directory for more exercises.
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