Bringing Technology to Sprint Training with the HiTrainer

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One thing that both coaches and athletes can agree on is that when it comes to athletic training and performance – metrics matter!
The difference between first and second place can be as close as millimeters or even milliseconds. From a single rep max on a variety of Olympic lifts, to highest box jump, to 40-yard sprint time – metrics are crucial to coaching athletes of all levels to success.

With the speed of technology advancing its way into every aspect of fitness and performance, measuring the progression through a training program is easier and more precise than ever. There are many sprint trainer treadmills on the market now – but there is only one non-motorized treadmill that puts the user in drive position and provides real time readouts of performance metrics. Let’s take a closer look at the HiTrainer™ – now available from Power Systems.


As a runner transitions from stationary to sprinting, the drive position allows the runner to exchange their potential energy to kinetic energy with maximum efficiency and is characterized by leaning forward into the sprint with their entire body. This puts the sprinter in triple extension of the hip, knee, and ankle with each stride allowing their foot to hit the ground behind their hips.

The HiTrainer™ features ergonomically designed chest pads which are easily adjustable to the user height and feature a patented design that respects the natural form of the sprint acceleration phase. While in motion, the user leans against the chest pads, drives forward with proper spinal alignment, and maximizes triple extension with every stride. This position engages the posterior chain activating the prime movers of forward propulsion and is the preferred position to achieve maximal intensity.


The HiTrainer™ is the only sprint trainer that provides real time, detailed feedback on acceleration and left side vs. right side power outputs. The sprint time is tracked with ultimate precision, eliminating the user error associated with a stopwatch. This data can be analyzed by a trainer or a coach to detect muscular imbalances and help prevent or recover from injury.

The HiTrainer™ is available in three models – each one is self-propelled and features the patented chest pads to maximize drive position and real time data collection. Check out the differences between each model and determine which one will meet the needs of your facility.

HiTrainer ATP – The Ultimate Conditioning Tool

Who is using it? The new HiTrainer ATP technology empowers everyone, from fitness enthusiasts to elite athletes, to train to their full potential by peaking the metabolism in super-efficient cardio and strength training sessions. Coaches and trainers who include the ATP in their program love its versatility – for conditioning, rehab, weight management or fitness evaluations – users can choose from walk, sprint, interval or sled protocols.


  • Pre-programmed walk, sprint and interval protocols add new variety to your programs and are a great warm-up tool
  • Short workouts mean quick user turnover
  • The perfect anchor for circuit and group training
  • Versatile use from weight loss to athlete conditioning
  • Compact footprint for sprint and sled training
  • Real-time feedback on average speed, peak speed, time to peak speed, distance, and time

HiTrainer ATP+ – Key Data on Power and Acceleration


Who is using it? The ATP+ option provides power and force readings driven by the addition of precise sensors behind the chest pads. This data is very useful for coaches and athletes looking to improve speed, acceleration, power and balance.

Increase Client Retention by:

  • Using the detailed performance evaluations to increase private training sessions and revenue
  • Demonstrating progression and correct problems using the data from periodic assessments
  • Putting visibility on your training techniques as you work with objective data



Features all of the ATP data real-time feedback ‘PLUS’:

  • Left side vs. right side forces (Newtons) via the additional precision sensors behind the chest pads
  • Peak power (Watts)
  • Time to peak power
  • Average power (Watts)


HiTrainer Pro – Leading Edge Performance Data


Who is using it? Professional and collegiate teams, coaches, trainers, and players – including the Tennessee Titans, the Dallas Mavericks, the Detroit Red Wings, and Ohio State University. The advanced measurement tools capture extensive data that allow elite sport coaches and rehab professionals to benchmark and maximize training protocols. This comprehensive data will not only allow coaches to improve sprint performance, but also reveal hidden weaknesses in performance.





Gain the Extra 1% Competitive Edge with Comprehensive Real-Time Feedback:

  • All ATP and ATP+ data collection capabilities
  • Fatigue index
  • Left side vs. right side power output
  • Time to peak speed
  • Reaction time
  • Automated chest pad positioning
  • Customizable PRO evaluations – specific measurements of speed and power outputs against various sprint and high-intensity interval workouts detail explosiveness, acceleration, fatigue, and balance
  • Online interface and logging feature allows trainers to monitor progress and demonstrate development

If you are ready to dramatically improve your athletic conditioning and rehabilitation program – the HiTrainer™ is the perfect solution. Try out the HiTrainer™ on the road with Power Systems at various events this year or contact us for more information.

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Elisabeth Fouts

About Elisabeth Fouts

Elisabeth serves as the Education Coordinator for Power Systems and is their primary content contributor for blogs and articles on a variety of subjects from personal training and group fitness programming to product spotlights and health club operations. She holds a B.S. in Exercise Science and has over 15 years of experience in the fitness industry from a personal trainer & group fitness instructor to regional level fitness management. Elisabeth is also a Master Trainer for PowerWave Master and holds industry group fitness certifications with ACE & Les Mills.