I’m looking to incorporate some High-Intensity Interval Training into my workouts, probably two days per week on my off days from lifting.
The plan I’m going with is your basic “Jog 30 sec/Sprint 30 sec./repeat” program, and every other session I’ll add one rotation, so one minute of total time. I’ll start with 4 minutes, and in about 8 weeks or so I should be up to 15 minutes. I’ll be doing this on a treadmill.
My question is, is this comparable to basic sprinting in terms of benefits to pitchers? In other words, does the benefit from sprinting come from high intensity, thereby making it equal to my program above, or does it come from the explosiveness of starting from a dead stop, thereby making my program not look so good?
kc? centerfield? thoughts?