Tabata Suicide Sprints


“Suicide sprints” is simply running from one point to another point and back with each sequential point extending further out.

For example you can use 4 markers. Place one as the start/ finish marker. The second one can be 10 yards out. The third and forth is placed 20, and 30 yards out. The drill is to run to the first point and back to the start, then run to the second point then back to the start, then on to the third point, and repeating again from the first point for several rounds.

This workout is very effective from training speed and endurance and is a fairly common drill for sports such as American football and soccer.

Tabata Suicide Sprints is a modified version. Just mark two points that are roughly around 20 to 30 feet apart. Then just run between the two points as many times as possible within 2o seconds. Then rest for 10 seconds and repeat for 8 rounds.

In the video example below, this is done indoors from wall to wall. You could also do it outdoors at a park or anywhere with sufficient running room. Just keep your Tabata timer on you and set it to beep to let you know when to start or rest. Simple, easy but brutal!

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One Response to “Tabata Suicide Sprints”

  1. Ashley says:

    So I found this website and like it. I am totally new to tabata exercise but I like that it is quick and hard. I am a marathon runner and just had my 3rd baby and am ready to get rid of this extra fat. So I noticed that you mentioned that you do 4 tabata exercises a day? And with crossfit in there it is up to 8 a day? I love crossfit and the atmosphere but at $100/month I’m out! Anyway I am just wondering if you wouldn’t mind posting your daily workouts or a weeks worth of workouts just to get an idea of how to group these exercises together? Thanks I’m bookmarking this site – it has a lot of good workouts and I already ordered my gymboss . . .

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