Hill Sprints

Louie Simmons from Westside Barbell often uses the following analogy to explain the “Force-Velocity Curve”:

“if you try to throw a bowling ball as far as possible, it won’t go very far because the mass (read: force) is so great.

If you try to throw a whiffle ball as far as possible, you’ll also end up with a short throw because the whiffle ball offers minimal mass to push against. A baseball, on the other hand, can be thrown far because it’s a perfect blend of force and velocity.”

Keeping this above in mind, hill sprints offer similar advantages!¬†They are basically a “sweet spot” between lifting and sprinting, the best of both worlds.

Hill Sprints:

Find a steep hill and complete the following:

8 x 40M – Walk Back as Recovery


8 x 20M – Walk Back Recovery