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Nike Parachute For Running

Nike Parachute: In Case Running Wasn't Hard Enough

If you're a runner looking to burn more calories or increase your speed, you've got to try a Nike Parachute ($50).

The effects are similar to running in water or on a really windy day. Basically you strap the belt around your waist and as you run, the parachute catches air and adds resistance as you move. The faster you run, the more drag you'll feel. It can cause up to 15 pounds of force pulling you back, so it makes you work harder and increase your stride. That in turn makes you an awesome sprinter or a faster long-distance runner. Tyra Banks uses one because it's a great training tool, but I'd definitely stick to using this on a track or sports field. Running with a parachute in your neighborhood probably isn't the best idea.

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blondie829 blondie829 9 years
hahaha I can't wait to see people using these.
psangel psangel 9 years
I as well do a Saturday morning at boot camp an we do run with Parachutes it is a great workout and adds alot more resistance to your running.
Greentea1203 Greentea1203 9 years
I'd probably get caught in a tree branch as I was running
hikitty hikitty 9 years
WTF Good thing I read this, because if I saw some one sprinting with this... I would think they're NUTS.
Merlin713 Merlin713 9 years
This is interesting. I'd totally take it around the neighborhood. Just because I live by a lot of uptight rich people. ;-)
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
Good lord...
sahayra sahayra 9 years
I like using these, the resistance really helps.
Jive-Turkey Jive-Turkey 9 years
I go to a Saturday morning bootcamp and we run with these. You really have to haul butt to catch wind. The object is for them NOT to drag on the gound. Knees up and run like hell!
gumdrops334 gumdrops334 9 years
its hard enough for me to run at all!!
lauren0925 lauren0925 9 years
interesting! Fit with you do a post about naked juice?
LVC LVC 9 years
It's a good idea and Im sure its valuable ... to the right person...which is not me...
Spectra Spectra 9 years
The football players at my high school used these to train with. I remember thinking it looked like a lot of hard work. I would use one of these to help improve my sprint times maybe...they look like they'd be pretty cool.
Renees3 Renees3 9 years
HAHAHA I just pictured me trying to use this. I'm such a klutz I would probably end up tangled in it. It would be weird to see someone actually using this!
lisabunny lisabunny 9 years
hholbert hholbert 9 years
that sucks...
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 9 years
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