“Hill sprints are an example of HIIT and provide a powerful metabolic workout that burns a significant number of calories in a relatively short amount of time,” says Tom Holland, M.S., C.S.C.S., C.I.S.S.N. and designer of this routine. “Hills can also be considered functional strength training since our bodyweight battles gravity, strengthening our entire body in the process. Finally, doing hill sprints helps improve running technique, speed and endurance."
HILL SPRINT WORKOUT
WARMUP 5-20-minute light run
THE WORKOUT 12 sprints up a hill. Sprints 1-4: 50% effort Sprints 5-8: 75% effort Sprints9-12: 90-100% effort