He says this workout was inplace of stadium runs but it looks like it would be more comparable to a resisted run. Although with the amount of weight that he has on there its more comparable to doing resisted runs with a ton of resistance. We never really do them that way unless its for a more general strength circuit thing that we do very early in the season. I doubt doing something like that would really do much for speed training but would work for general strength I suppose.
Might be similar to stadium runs, but it looks different enough that the athlete’s body will now have to take time to adapt to the new stimulus resulting (more than likely) in stiff muscles. Also, looks like it might be intense enough (“one of the toughest workouts of the year”), to tax the CNS, but with no specific benefit for speed or strength. Not something I would do with my power-speed athletes. I might do something like this with MMA fighters or wrestlers (these guys may very well be wrestlers…they didn’t say). Same goes for stadium runs. Not specific to speed or strength and too intense for a quick recovery.
Thank you both for your input. I agree, when hearing “in place of stadiums” i immediately said to myself, were you going to run them with a 150# vest? If anybody finds any detailed analysis of this machines function in athletic development aside from a heavy zap to the glutes, please post it.