Tyson Gay Workout
Tyson Gay is one of the world's most accomplished sprinters and perhaps has one of the most jacked and muscular sprinter body. He discusses his workout and training routine heading into the 2012 Summer Olympics in London in a video with Stack Magazine.
Gay does his routine in stages and ultimately works up to pure sprint work as he gets closer to the Summer Olympics.
In Novemeber, December and January, Gay focuses more on strength training and more endurance based exercises. During this time, he does things like long grass runs and 300 and 400 meter runs. Gay primarily competes in the 100 and 200 meter competition so he likes to run a little longer to boost up some endurance and work more slow twitch muscle fibers.
He also likes to work with the Bosu Ball. He even does this exercises with his eyes closed to work on even more balance and stability. The Bosu Ball is a great exercise for sport-specific training that requires a lot of balance and lower body strength. According to Bosu's website, "The individual learns how to manage his/her own body weight, the body’s interaction with its surroundings and how to re-establish center-of gravity, balance or stability when optimal alignment, or positioning is lost." Gay relies on the Bosu for many of his exercises.
Sprinters mainly train their fast twitch muscle fibers, which helps
explain why Tyson Gay is truly jacked. Long distance runners
can actually produce a stress hormone that can hinder muscle
growth. You don't see any lack of muscle on this guy.
Not only does Gay do the traditional sprint workouts, he also uses a football sled to train with. You need to look for variations, especially if you are trying to increase strength, speed, power, and athleticism. Therefore, sprinters use weight sleds to really build up their sheer speed and explosion, really adding to more fast-twitch muscle fibers, which are the most important muscle fibers for sprinters. Not to mention, this type of training can pre-condition against injury. They help strengthen muscles to withstand more intense training, known as pre-conditioning or pre-training.
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In February and March, he starts cutting down his sprinting distance to work on more power and explosion. By April he works on pure speed and block work to really turn his central nervous system on and prep his body for his actual Olympic runs.
NOTE: This is only part of Tyson Gay's workout routine, in which we offer some additional commentary to his regimen. To see the whole routine and to go more in-depth with athlete workouts, be sure to check out STACK Magazine
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