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Matrix S Drive Treadmill

#1

Hello.
My gym is pretty cramped so it has not had sled/prowler. No space to push it.
But, they recently replaced a treadmill with the ‘Matrix S Drive’ which is supposed to be like a sled push (also has a parachute mode or something). On some kind of self powered conveyor belt.
Does anyone here have experience using this device? How does it compare to pushing a physical object like sled or prowler?
Thank you.

#2

We have one at my gym also. I like using it for low impact conditioning or recovery workouts, but if you’re moderately strong there won’t be enough resistance to really push you. I occasionally do sprints on it, but I can’t say I really like it for that. Just feels too herky-jerky.