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How to train like an olympic sprinter

Original Article : How to train like an olympic sprinter
by : Steven benedict
From : mensfitness.com

If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to train for superhero strength and ability, take a look at the life of an Olympic sprinter.These athletes are the total package: Strength, power, speed and explosiveness, all wrapped up into a lean, mean, running machine.

What does it really take to compete on the national stage when all you see on TV are sub 10-second races? Honestly: It’s not fun. Most elite-level sprinters train about 20 hours a week for races that are just seconds long, with just slivers of seconds separating Olympic gold medalists from also-rans. 

But even if you’re not ready to race 2016 Olympic gold medalist Wayde van Niekerk—the first man to break 10 in the 100, 20 in the 200, and get anywhere close to 43.0 in the 400—you can still utilize sprinter-style training to shred fat, build muscle, and become the leanest you’ve ever been.

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