Video: Meet Iowa State's crazy treadmill
Posted by: Chris Vannini on Tuesday June 11, 2013
Posted by: Chris Vannini on June 11, 2013
Run, run as fast as you can.
Iowa State saw the best results ever in its most-recent winter workout program. Why? According to director of strength and conditioning Yancy McKnight, the answer was partly due to a treadmill.
Not just any treadmill. One that can get up to 30 mph and a 30-degree incline, according to the Ames Tribune, it costs $25,000 and is known as the treadmill that will send you flying if you don't run hard enough.
Now, that's not entirely true. Iowa State players have a harness that attaches so they aren't injured. There's also a bar to hold on to and there's a spotter next to an emergency shutoff button.
Nick Reese, business director for Perform X Training Systems, told the paper no other pro or college team has the treadmill.
Here's video of the treadmill in action, from the Tribune. (Not mobile-friendly)
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