Matt Damon has trained in many ways for many movies, but his favorite workout was sprint drills. Follow his cardio plan to run faster and harder than ever before
Matt Damon has trained in many ways for many movies, but his favorite workout was sprint drills with Matt Baiamonte, owner of Angelo Dundee’s 5th Street Gym in Miami Beach, while training for Invictus. The reason: He saw progress. “Try to find something you can improve at, because that will keep you doing it. And that will make it fun,” Damon says. This was one of his weekly drills. If it’s too intense, Baiamonte says, make it easier by resting longer and running at a slower pace.
Jog slowly for 1 mile, stretch, rest 5 minutes.
2. 1-Mile Interval on a Track
Do 4 laps total (no rest).
Each lap is 400 yards:
Do 100 yards at 25 percent max speed, then 100 yards at 75 percent max speed, then 200 yards at 25 percent max speed.
Do a 25-yard dash at full speed. Rest 12 seconds, and then repeat for a total of 20.
Do 5-, 10-, 15-, and then 20-yard dashes. Rest 15 seconds. Work up to a total of 15.
Jog half a mile, then stretch.