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Old 02-23-2006, 08:28 PM   #1
Kevin Burns
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Anyone ever try these?

http://www.biggerfasterstronger.com/...ute-Side-V.jpg

Any value? Comments ??

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Old 02-23-2006, 09:09 PM   #2
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Lots of fun. Not necessary, definitely, but cool to have around.
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Old 02-23-2006, 10:13 PM   #3
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Cheaper to have someone hold you by a belt from behind or drag a heavy bag. I don't see a lot of track guys using them.
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Old 02-24-2006, 01:42 AM   #4
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I have never run with a parachute, but I do use a cape from time to time. No training value, but a great time!!
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Old 02-24-2006, 01:55 AM   #5
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Hmm...we have a bunch of parachutes the lil'uns play games with at the gym.
I've rigged a makeshift harness with rope to do tractor pulls at the gym before.
I'll have to do it with the parachutes. Should be a lot of fun...for them too.
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Old 02-24-2006, 01:52 PM   #6
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The difference between a chute and dragging a tire, etc., is the amount of resistance. When dragging a heavy object, your running mechanics change considerably compared to sprinting without weight. The chute allows you to keep proper form, and many come with a quick release so that you can do overspeed/contrast running.
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Old 02-28-2006, 07:39 PM   #7
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Chutes are another tool, but I would not say that they are best tool for running mechanics. Chutes are affected by wind, and other mitagating factors. I would suggest hill or tire running instead.
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Old 03-01-2006, 11:03 AM   #8
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Never tried one for running, but I know what happens when you tie one to your bicycle's seat post, fold it up and sit on it, ride really fast down a big hill, then stand up to release it.
Not pretty.
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Old 03-02-2006, 01:29 PM   #9
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