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What is Sprint 8?

Sprint 8® is a 20 minute HIIT workout that focuses on fat-burning and improving fitness levels.  Sprint 8 workouts provide a complete cardio HIIT workout that include a warm up and cool down.  A sweat score is provided after each training session, which allows you to measure your results and set targets for the next session. In essence if your sweat score increases it means that your body is getting stronger.

Sprint 8 is a great way to effectively maximize your health and physique.

But Sprint 8 is so much more than just a HIIT workout. With Sprint 8, people of all fitness levels can hit the ground running to reach their results.

Sprint 8 is pre-programmed for beginner, intermediate, advanced or elite athletes, the short HIIT workout allows you to enter your age, weight and desired level of intensity, and the equipment will automatically change speed and elevation or resistance during the workout as it moves through your sprint and recovery intervals.

Beginners:

New to exercise or getting back into working out.

If you haven’t been exercising regularly, have never really sprinted before or are over 60 years of age, begin slowly. Sprint 8 is effective for adult exercisers of any age, but going too hard too soon can leave you susceptible to injury, which will side-line your efforts and delay your goals. Ramping up allows your body to become accustomed to your new exercise routine. This may mean staying at four sprints (instead of eight) for a few weeks. Listen to your body and keep pushing ahead at your own pace to finally hit eight sprints.

Intermediate:

Able to bounce back quickly after workouts. Working on technique.

Sprint 8 is more than just a HIIT (high-intensity interval training) workout — it’s a sprint-intensity workout. It has been researched and is medically proven to be the optimal amount of intensity and recovery to optimize HGH production naturally. If you feel like you can bounce back quickly after a workout, you are ready to perform the full eight sprints and also push the pace. As always, listen to your body. If you could sprint longer than 30 seconds, you’re not working hard enough. Ease into all-out sprints by moving up the intensity slightly every workout until you are reaching full speed.

Advanced:

Consistently working out. Able to push your body further.

Reaching the advanced level of Sprint 8 means continuing to push yourself and your efforts during the sprints – but also monitoring your recovery periods. A good check-in is if you feel recovered in less than 90 seconds, you did not work hard enough during the sprint and you will not realize the full impact of the Sprint 8 program. The balance of 30 seconds of intensity and 90 seconds of recovery is the ideal ratio and delivers the best weight-loss and performance results.

Elite Athlete:

Training at the highest levels. Experienced and seeking improved performance.

Achieving the highest level of intensity for 30 seconds or less provides the training edge that transforms the body to its highest potential and in much less time. Sprint 8 improves performance at a cellular level and can double endurance capacity in as little as two weeks.

If you’re looking for something even more intense, select the “Custom” setting to build your own workout based on your unique training goals. Customizing your workout allows you to stick to your training, no matter the intensity.

You can also choose to perform your sprint 8 workout with Dr Phil Campbell with helpful audio and video tips or you can go at it alone.

Why should I do Sprint 8?

  • Easy to use, Matrix Fitness cardio equipment automatically adjusts speed and incline/resistance for you.
  • Anyone can perform Sprint 8 and push their limits, Matrix Fitness equipment is pre-programmed for beginners, intermediate, advanced or elite athletes.
  • Measurable, Sprint 8 provides you with a sweat score to measure your improvement over time, it also motivates you to push harder. What is a sweat score? Read more here
  • Quick, pressed for time? No problem, the entire Sprint 8 workouts only takes 20-minutes ad is recommended to be done 3 times a week. That is a total of one hour per week.
  • Results-focused, whether you are trying to increase your overall wellbeing and fitness or trying to lose weight, Sprint 8 offers these results.

What do other people have to say?

I’VE BEEN DOING SPRINT 8 THREE TIMES PER WEEK FOR TWO MONTHS. I’VE NEVER BEFORE BEEN AS IMPRESSED WITH AN EXERCISE PROGRAM AS I AM WITH SPRINT 8. IT IS NEVER EASY, BUT WITH RESULTS LIKE THIS, IT’S WORTH IT.

— ROB H.

Which gym equipment has Sprint 8?

  • Matrix CXP Spinning Bike
  • Horizon Peak Trainer
  • Horizon Paragon X treadmill
  • All matrix home cardio products with a XIR console

Matrix Fitness will soon have Sprint 8 classes available for you to try.  Sign up to be the first to know about exciting Sprint 8 classes. *Available in JHB only

*Sprint 8 is designed for healthy adults at all levels of fitness. It is highly recommended that individuals get an examination by a physician before attempting any fitness training program, including Sprint 8.