Hill sprint workout duration (from the book Uphill Athlete) | Uphill Athlete
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Leivo
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I made a Hill Sprint workout duration calculation and it seems around 4h of duration.
Did I understand it correctly?
Warmup 35min
1×10 workout 23min
8 workouts 3h 4min
Cool down 20 min

TOTAL duration 4h

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Rachel on #21314

The hill sprints themselves should be short. Book says 6-8 10 second hill sprints, with two minutes in between. So 130 seconds for each rep (10 seconds plus 120 seconds recovery). 6 of those is 12 minutes total. 8 reps would be a bit over 17 minutes total.

So 35 for warmup, 12-17 for the hill sprints, and cool down of 20 minutes.

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Leivo on #21395

I read it on the way, that 2 minutes rest between each sprint and 3 minutes rest between each set.
So, based on the book I made a calculation.
One set:
1. 10sec sprint uphill
2. 2 min rest, downhill
Repeat steps 1-2 10 times
After that 3min rest.

And now do 6-8 sets. Each set takes around 22-23 minutes, most of it is a resting.

Please correct me if I misunderstood it.
From other side the book authors should take it as a feedback how this excersise could be interpreted.

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Anonymous on #21576

Leivo:

I think you have misunderstood sets and reps here.

As an example with one set of hill sprints:
Warm up
6 to 8 sprints resting 2-3 minutes between sprints.
Go home.

If you do 2 sets then everything is the same except you take a bit longer rest after the first set of sprints before doing the same again.

I’m sorry this is confusing for you.

Scott

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