On the Sprint 8 blog, we often say that Sprint 8 is a great choice for everyone, including those who are just starting to work out. But what about people on the other end of the spectrum? Can marathoners, soccer players and other athletes benefit from Sprint 8? Absolutely!

Sprint 8 Adapts to Your Fitness Level

Sprint-intensity exercise is hard work. In fact, it’s probably one of the hardest workouts you’ll ever do. The harder you work – the stronger you get – the more challenging Sprint 8 becomes. That’s what makes Sprint 8 so good for athletes. No matter how strong you are, Sprint 8 will always give you a tough workout.

The benefits you get from Sprint 8 are applicable to all kinds of sports. Whether you’re preparing for a basketball game or a triathlon, Sprint 8 can significantly improve your performance. Let’s talk about how and why you should add Sprint 8 to your training regimen.

Sprint 8 for Endurance

You might think Sprint 8 is just for sprinters, but that’s not true. If you’re training for a sport that requires stamina – long-distance running, swimming, rowing, cycling, etc. – Sprint 8 is a good choice. That’s because Sprint 8 has a big impact on your body’s oxygen uptake and delivery. A 2015 study showed that field hockey players who perform sprint-intensity training have significantly greater muscle oxygenation than those who don’t.

If you’re training for a marathon, consider starting your mid-distance run workouts with Sprint 8 after your warm-up. Then, after doing Sprint 8, complete the remainder of your workout at a steady tempo pace. Finally, cool down with a light jog or walk. This is a simple way to combine your regular training plan with the Sprint 8 program.

Runners should also consider doing Sprint 8 on a recumbent cycle on days following long runs.  The recumbent cycle works all the muscles involved in running, but it puts less stress on your bones. The skeleton needs one to two days off from pounding the pavement after long run days. You’ll get a great workout with a lower risk of injury by doing Sprint 8 on a recumbent bike, or even an elliptical or Ascent Trainer.

Sprint 8 for Speed

If you play sports that require explosive bursts of speed, like soccer or basketball, your workout routine probably includes something similar to Sprint 8. Run as quickly as possible for 30 seconds, jog for 90 seconds, then repeat. Sound familiar? The only difference is that Sprint 8 is primarily done on Matrix fitness equipment; the console changes the speed, incline and resistance for you.

There are several reasons to add Sprint 8 to your training regimen. First, Sprint 8 lets you track your progress. You always know exactly how fast you’re going, and when you’re done, you can check your results against previous workouts. No need to write down times and distances – the machine does it all for you.

Second, you can do Sprint 8 on a wide array of specialized cardio equipment. This allows for efficient cross-training or targeting specific regions. If you’re looking for a full-body challenge, try doing Sprint 8 on an elliptical or Ascent Trainer. They’ll work your arms AND legs, giving you an even more intense workout. For a joint-friendly option, try the recumbent cycle. As mentioned earlier, the recumbent cycle works all the muscles involved in running, but it gives your bones a break.

Finally, Sprint 8 gives you more control over your workout than just running on a track. You can manually adjust settings like incline and resistance to give yourself the best possible workout. It’s not like you can make a racetrack steeper, right? Overall, Sprint 8 can give you the same benefits as your current training regimen, but with an additional level of control and versatility.

Sprint 8 for Strength

Sprint 8 may be a cardio exercise, but it’s still a great choice for weightlifters, body builders and other athletes looking to increase their muscle mass. Unlike traditional cardio, Sprint 8 increases your body’s production of human growth hormone (HGH), a chemical that makes it easier to build muscle. Your body continues to produce HGH for several hours after completing Sprint 8, which makes it the perfect preamble for a l weight-lifting session.


No matter what kind of athlete you are, Sprint 8 is an excellent choice. It can help you build speed, strength and endurance, all while improving your blood flow and reducing your risk of injury compared to other forms of cardio. We hope you’ll consider adding Sprint 8 to your training regimen!

Phil Campbell

“Sprint 8 is a tried and true workout that can rapidly and radically change your body for the better. It’s simple. It’s effective. And you’re going to love what it does to your body.”