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Unique Fitness Tool: Power Chute

Looking to add a little something extra to your run? How about a little resistance?

The Power Chute Speed Parachute ($47.50) is a great way to use air as a form of resistance while training or just plain old running. This is not a tool for the beginner or novice runner, but something that more experienced runners may enjoy to add resistance to an occasional run. It does remind me of something that would be straight out of "Inspector Gadget," but I think it would be a fun challenge every now and again. The best part? You feel like you can run like a gazelle when you take it off. You're going to need a little extra space though, I can't imagine that others on a crowded running path (like the one along the West Side Highway in NYC) would think this is a good idea. Buy it from

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staceyleeroberts staceyleeroberts 8 years
these have been around forever. runners have been training with these for decades!
beingtazim beingtazim 8 years
this really looks like a lot of fun! reminds me of elementary school "gym" class.
Rosa2007 Rosa2007 8 years
Resistance is very good but this? This is not what I call a training resistance program.
ktacce ktacce 8 years
HAHAHAH can you imagine watching people practice this way - it would be so entertaining!!! :ROTFL:
mwmsjuly19 mwmsjuly19 8 years
Looks fun. I'd try it!
mwmsjuly19 mwmsjuly19 8 years
Looks fun. I'd try it!
kiddylnd kiddylnd 8 years
I dunno - I kind of like the idea. I woudn't use it likely, at least not until I'm a better runner.
DulceKisses DulceKisses 8 years
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