Beach Sprints

beach sprinting Equipment Required: none, just yourself and a nice stretch of beach

Technique

  1. Running in the sand is best done in bare feet.
  2. Mark a start and finish line in the sand 20-30 meters apart
  3. Crouch down facing the direction you are going to sprint
  4. When ready, accelerate with long powerful strides to the finish line.
  5. Repeat 5-10 times

Key points to remember

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If you are new to exercise, consider getting a medical assessment before doing too much. Fill out a PARQ to see if you are ready. The best thing you could do is perform a warm-up before each fitness session, which should include some stretching. When training, following correct exercise technique can help reduce injuries and maximise fitness gains.

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