If you read my Workout Wednesdays blog about “Aligning Ourselves With Nature” a couple weeks ago, you know I was at UCLA for an outdoor workout of Stadium Sprints and Lunges. I do this workout once a week because it’s my favorite way to achieving and maintaining a tight butt and sculpted legs, a lean body, as well as great cardiovascular health.
When I was preparing for my first fitness competition in college, my coach at the time, introduced me to lunges and sprints as a way to step my training results up a notch. I thought it was excruciating at first, but I got such quick and noticeable results, that I learned just how valuable they were to my training program. I use them these days to “step” my program up a notch when I am training intensely. They are a nice addition to my current routine of 3 days a week full body circuit training, and 1-2 days a week of running. See below for one of my favorite UCLA stadium and track workout:
Warm up: stretch my hamstrings and quads
Start: 200 yards of walking lunges
-3 Stadium Sprints (running my fastest from bottom to top)
-200 yards of walking lunges
-3 Stadium sprints (running my fastest from bottom to top)
-30 lateral lunges to the right
-30 lateral lunges to the left
-6 stadium sprints (running my fastest from top to bottom)
*I do different types of sprints each set, in terms of the foot work I use to get a variety of results. If you are interested in learning more about that, let me know here:)
If you decide to try this workout, cater the length of it to your fitness level. Always push yourself so you get a challenge each time you do this. However, give yourself time to build up to the whole thing if you are starting from a de-conditioned physical state. Please leave your comments here and direct any questions you may have to my Q&A page. Now get moving!!! It’s time to STEP IT UP!!!
This video is super cool. It just gives you an idea of possible Stadium workouts!