How to do Burst Training

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17 comments so far - add yours!

  1. Jeffry Terauds says:

    I like your bursting videos. We are big sprint training advocates. Your thinking is in perfect lock step with our philosophy. Geriatric, rehabbing or morbidly obese people have a hard time with straight body weight training methods. We have been producing safe sprint trainers since 1977 and I think that your clients could benefit from it. Check it out if you like.

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  3. April says:

    Is there any other way to work out that doesn’t require me to be on my feet. I am not able to stand/walk for more then 10 minutes and this would put me down for a few days just doing the sprint and taking pain medications which I try hard not to take. I have CRPS in my foot and just putting on shoes is non-existent since the pain level goes way up with the pressure of shoes on my foot. I don’t want to spend money on a gym that I know that would cause more issues and put me in more pain.

  4. Marco Goes says:

    I am a 53 years old male from Barcelona ,Spain.
    About a 2 years ago i started walking one hour per day,after 12 months i started running 1 kilometer and then i would walk till i completed one hour,i have worked up to running 20 kilometers 3 times per week at a pace of 2,45 hrs going up a mountain close to my house,i also do yoga and calisthenics the days i do not run.

    I was 95 kilos when i started exercise and now i wait 85 but i have gained a lot of muscle.

    Here is my routine

    Day 1

    Warm up 15 minutes dinamic strechs
    Then i do interval training for 1 kilometer
    run 20 kl going up hill( only about 8 kilometers are going up)

    Day 2
    Yoga ashtanga for 1 hr and half

    Day 3
    Calisthenics for 1 hour,i also use elastic bands on this day

    Day 4

    Tehn i repeat the routine.
    Sometimes i take 2 or 3 days off at the end of the month.

    How could i adapt burst training to my routine?
    I i change the running days for burst train i will still burn the same amount of calories that i do with my up hill long run?

    I saw some articles say that after doing burst training you should not exercise the next day,is that true?
    e fun in the mountain.
    If i do burst training and then run the 20 k it is bad for my half because a liberate cortisol?
    I am more concerned about long term health and if my long run is doing harm to my healthi will stop.
    I was thinking that maybe i could do the burst training and then just walk to hav
    Thanks ,

    • Burst training would be great to incorporate on the days you do not run. You shouldn’t need to rest the day after but do make sure you take 1 day each week and rest from activity, especially if you have been workout out hard during the week. I am not a huge fan of running distance because it is hard on your body but if it is something you love and won’t give up, I would either cut back on your distance running and do burst training or try to incorporate it on your off days along with weight training.

  5. Khadijah says:

    Hi AXE,
    Good day to you.
    I have just watched your burst training video,it’s really doable……..
    I am a victim of fat in belly,so I am thinking about doing your burst training from today……….
    I will inform you about my progress later,till then bye……

  6. debra says:

    Hello Dr. Axe. I got your burstfit and love it! its a great and hard workout. I read that you recommend to do it 3 to 4 times a week. what should I do on the other days? I enjoy yoga and zumba but was wondering if I should do more traditional cardo on the treadmill on those days? a walk/run routine? I usually work out 5 or 6 days a week since I am trying to lose weight. Thanks again for sharing your knowledge!!


  7. Rentia van Rooyen says:

    Dear Dr Axe I live in South Africa & are very thankful for your website. I have learned a lot & use your recipes often. I am 51 & constantly trying to pick up weight. I am having menopause issues & want to do burst exercise to balance hormones. I already walk 3 times a week & pilates 3 times a week. How can I ensure I will not lose weight? I am 1.74m, weighing 60kg. Thank you

  8. Julie says:

    Is the burst training program ok to do if one has adrenal fatigue?

  9. JS says:

    What would you suggest for a 14 year old aspiring ballet dancer who already eats clean (no processed, sugar or dairy, only fruits, veg and vegetarian protein, nuts, seeds limited legumes, and some soy protein) but still needs to loose about 10lbs weight from a 5’2″ frame to be 110lbs. She has eaten clean for about a year and still no real change in the weight. She is frustrated and as her mom I want to encourage good habits through exercise to help her achieve her goals. thanks

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