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    Running up a flight of stairs is also an option, but there are risks associated with mis-stepping and falling. Depends on the rise and run of the stairs. You would want something with broader steps so that you did not have to be as accurate with your steps. Weigh your options and choose the best fit for you.

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    Incline treadmill?.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Race Radio View Post
    Incline treadmill?.
    Depends on what you are using the hills for. If it is acceleration, do not use a treadmill. If it is for general conditioning and work capacity, possibly. I'm not a big fan of treadmills, aside from an alternative indoor form of doing tempo runs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RB34 View Post
    Weighted vest won't work for accel purposes, too much vertical loading.
    You could use it while doing vertical jumps, not something I would use, but I have hills next to the track so don't need to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lkh View Post
    Hills also have vertical loading. If I was in that position, though, I'd probably go the plyo route, but not drop jumps and squat jumps for the reasons Charlie outlined in the Edmonton download.
    I would watch out for negative effects on the direction of force application when using a vest. Itís also a different stimulus for acceleration when using a vest.

    I would focus more on the short sprints from various positions, box jumps up, shot throws+hops. If you can find someone to help you out you could always do harness runs.

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    Multi level parking garages can sometimes be a good source of hills in winter. Pros: They are dry and often lit at night, and somewhat warm if underground. Cons: Security may kick you out and the surface is concrete.

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    What about a treadmill?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Envyy View Post
    Keep in mind it'll be an indoor track at a university, so me bringing in a big tire all the time would *probably* not be allowed.
    Do a search on the forum for isorobic trainer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Envyy View Post
    I will have no access to a sled at the time of training. Any other suggestions?
    Are you kidding?

    Be resourceful, it will help you later in life as well.

    Get a weight plate (25lbs.), tie a rope to it and then tie the other end to a belt.

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    look, I don't see what the big deal here is. You do not need to do hills, or any resisted running. If you can't do it then don't.

    Focus on various starting positions, very gradually increase the speed and intensity of the runs, and take the time to focus on other elements like weights, jumps, and medball throws to serve as your main stimuli for your gpp.

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