wind sprint


: a sprint performed as a training exercise to develop breathing capacity especially during exertion

Examples of wind sprint in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The team that lost had extra wind sprints at the end of each practice. Thuc Nhi Nguyen, Los Angeles Times, 23 Feb. 2024 As a reward, that unit was excused from long wind sprints the losing sides had to push through. Andy Greder, Twin Cities, 6 Feb. 2024 Can his sizzle and swagger work at a Power Five school? BOULDER, Colo. – Smack dab in the middle of a recent practice, Deion Sanders sprung one of the many surprises in store for his new-and-conceivably-improved Colorado Buffaloes on the trail to the big debut: wind sprints. Jarrett Bell, USA TODAY, 31 Aug. 2023 Martinez completed his pregame routine again Sunday, taking swings in the cage, stretching on the field and starting wind sprints in the outfield when the injury flared up again. Mike Digiovanna, Los Angeles Times, 3 Aug. 2023 And that’s not including the running that came with the wind sprints Payton ordered for the team at the end of practice. Jarrett Bell, USA TODAY, 29 July 2023 Halfway through Saturday's practice Dillingham called the team into a huddle at midfield, then instructed them to line up at the goal line for some wind sprints. Michelle Gardner, The Arizona Republic, 1 Apr. 2023 Metzger doesn’t notice Hallgren lagging behind the team during wind sprints anymore. Los Angeles Times, 27 Feb. 2023 Could something as simple as a wind sprint be fatal? Connor Letourneau, San Francisco Chronicle, 10 Nov. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1948, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of wind sprint was in 1948

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Cite this Entry

“Wind sprint.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

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