All men of fighting age should be able to run 400m in 60 seconds

People like to dunk on cardio because it represents the "flight" in fight or flight. As an apex predator, however, a man should be able to both overtake and physically overpower his enemies over a reasonably short distance of 400m or less. In some sense 400m is the perfect blend of speed and endurance and considered by many to be one of the most challenging and physically painful events in track and field. It's also doesn't require an athlete to be malnurished and lack muscles to perform at a high level.

  1. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    It’s pretty easy if you’re decently athletic
    >t. Ran track in high school

  2. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    that's hard as fuck lmao and I used to run 6min miles

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      If you can run a 6min mile, you should easily be able to run a quarter mile in 1 minute.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        WRONG

  3. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Ran 53 seconds when I was a dyel 16 y/o. Doing cross country + attempting to outrun morons in the 100 and 200m typically helps.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      bros shouldn't run with bitches, I don't care if they're "trans"

  4. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    >all black men
    ftfy

  5. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Neanderthals would have been faster sprinters and stronger, Sapiens were much better at distance running and using projectiles with our unique shoulder flexibility.

  6. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Agreed,it's the middle ground between overall speed and endurance combined together.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      You’re talking about the 800m. The 400m is way more aerobic than most people realize though.

  7. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Very easy time, I would argue breaking 50 wasn't so bad either lol
    Only took 2 years of actually sprint training after long-distance for 6 years (waste of my time), mind you 1 of those 2 years was barely focused on the 400. Had to bulk for sure, but it wasn't bad.
    But God do I love the 400 too much, I smile like a psycho while the 100 guys just wanna die, which is also part of the joy. It has the best strategy in my opinion since it isn't just "run this pace for a day" or "go all out the whole time," you actually have to plan where and when you use your energy. Can't 200 and 400, nor can you 800 and 400, gotta play it smart so you use all you got.
    Now onto training, for those who wish to partake in such an amazing event, you will have to work to the bone. You can't fear failure, nor can you fear pain, cause the 400 is one of the most painful events (2nd to the 800 in my opinion).
    With that out of the way, the regimen should consist of acceleration training, technique training, strength training, and actual speed training.
    Acceleration can be like 6-8 fly 20m, 30m, 40m, and such with full rest, ie 6-8 minutes. Sprint work typically involved long rest. If you have access to it, sleds and other devices can further enhance this.
    Technique training is extremely important in any race. I would first watch some Olympians run and see their form to get an idea, it's a complex topic. Your arms are super important as they match up with your legs, so pump faster and you'll run faster. Practicing your block starts is key as no real 400 runner races without them. I could go further over form but googling it and seeing it yourself is best. Just keep in mind it is a lot of 90-degree angles. Just google track technique drills and find what works for you.
    Strength training should be most familiar to you since you lift right? (fucking dyels). Keep in mind though that you don't have to lift insane numbers, just stuff good for your body weight.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Part 2,
      Again I would just recommend googling this, but it really is simply lifting (compound movements are best).
      Lastly, my favorite part, speed training. This is super important given you have to actually run to run faster. Can't study your way outta this one bitches.
      One part that matters is maximum velocity and Speed endurance. Maximum velocity, as the name implies, is the maximum speed in a direction you can hit.
      Training for this includes sprinting 60-80 meters with around 5 minutes of rest between each for around 4-6 sets. It is slightly longer than the acceleration training to hit the maximum velocity zone, so you practice running it faster. Very important so you can go faster.
      But arguably, for a 400m athlete, the key to winning is in the speed endurance. You have to be able to maintain your top speed for as long as humanly possible. Training for this is broader, but can be things like 6 x 150 with a 5-minute rest, or repeat 200s with a 6-minute rest. On the more extreme end is like 450-400-350 with a 10-minute rest, which makes me wanna die, but I always hit time. Anaerobic capacity is also a thing, but I tend to rope it with this lol since it's about the same damn thing. Another good workout for fun is the 100-200-300-200-100 ladder, with 3, 4, and 5 back down rest.
      Aside from that, it really just takes tenacity to be good at it. Gotta take the pain to make the game. No other recommendations other than have fun and don't be a pussy.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        Had to spam this thread with this info btw since I just get turned on by the 400 so much, also no one talks about it cause they hate it (wimps)

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Didnt read
      T. 51.xx, 155.6, 2:28 4:15

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      dnrd
      t. 51, 1:56, 4:13, 14:26

  8. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    >everyone should have to train for track
    Go fuck yourself dude I don't mind running a 5k or 10k and put up with intervals to cut weight but I am never going to train fucking track running so I can be a good goy if I get drafted to fight for globohomo in Ukraine

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      edit: I have never done a leg day, btw.

  9. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Lol, 400m in 60 seconds is woman speed. All the dyels in the comments section making excuses for being out of shape. Your heart is a muscle too, you know.

    OP is objectively correct.

  10. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    I cardiomaxx and lift so I can chase down my enemies when they try to flee

  11. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Fact: Humans are not build to run.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Then why can I run faster than you? Fucking fat retard

  12. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Minimum requirements for making it:
    >sub 11 sec 100
    >sub 23 sec 200
    >sub 55 400
    >sub 6 min mile
    If you can’t do this you’re nowhere close to you human potential or what your ancestors could do barefoot and in terrible conditions

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Rupp and Farah can’t break 11 without a flying 50m start, according to Salazar. And no way Bolt goes sub 6 in a mile. You’re insane.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        That’s because they don’t do any strength or high intensity training. Either of them could put on 10 to 15 pounds of muscle with alot of strength and easily achieve these 100 and 200 times. Their distance times might drop a bit but they already have world class stamina. And bolt could do that with 3 months of training you cannot be serious

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        He’s done it before. You are vastly overestimating how good a 6 minute mile is. Pro runners break 4.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      If you are able to do this, you are likely so tiny that you will need that speed to outrun any average sized man in a fight.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        Easily achievable at 190 to 200 pounds as long as you’re not a manlet. And if you are you’re a genetic dead end anyway so it doesn’t matter

  13. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    I do weighted sprints

  14. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Would i have any issues with sprinting on asphalt? I get the feeling it wouldn't be too good for my knees even though I'm a mid foot striker

  15. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    60s is a tough standard. Realistically around 70s is still good

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