So I took this photo at the athletic field.
This guy was running.
But he had a parachute tied to his buttocks.
A little extra resistance to get into shape.
While a parachute can be helpful (in fact lifesaving) if you're jumping from an airplane.
It can also be a hinderance if your trying to run across a big open field as fast as you can.
Parachute + Air = Resistance.
I asked the guy how much this running parachute cost and he told me it was about $30.
Not bad to vary up the workout a little and pull not just yourself, but an entire airstream with you.
It's interesting how people wanting to excel look for ways to improve their game by challenging themselves.
As if running lightening fast in the hot sun wasn't hard enough.
Let's add a parachute or maybe a bag of heavy rocks to the mix.
The problem is that while the training can be good now, we may pay a physical price for it later in life.
He/she-man can take a lot of physical abuse, but maybe there is also long term wear and tear on the body.
I think perhaps, the best outcome from challenging your body and soul is the inner strength you get from determination and exercise of your will to succeed. ;-)
(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)