After taking a look at the physiques of the Olympic 100 meter finalists, I’ve concluded that, if at all possible, we should find a way to incorporate sprinting into our personal fitness programs. Even if it’s only a single sprint every third workout, even if sprinting isn’t relevant to our specific fitness or athletic goals, we should still sprint.
Because it’s important that we don’t forget how it feels to go full-out, holding nothing back. Study a sprinter’s facial expression – it’s an exemplification of maximum effort.
So often, frightened into believing we have to save something, we hold back, waiting for the ideal time to let it rip. Sprinting reminds us that we can’t wait forever.
We don’t have forever.