I’ve been doing a lot of hill sprints in preparation for this year’s “Fit and Fearless” race to the top of Brimstone Hill, one of the highest points in St. Kitts.
Let me just say… hill sprints are no joke.
They’re hard. They get your heart rate up more than any flat sprint. They build serious power and speed that translate directly to your other runs. And yeah, if you’re trying to get shredded, they burn a metric fuck-ton of calories.
Not to mention the fact that hill sprints, while extremely intense, are a lower-impact exercise for your joints. (Be careful coming back down, though.)
Find a hill. Run to the top. Then do it again. And again. And again.
You can thank me later.