Rugby sprint tips from one of the fastest men on the World Rugby Sevens circuit, USA star, Carlin Isles. This week he takes speed to the next level with the VertiMax Raptor
Carlin lsles who is known as the "Fastest Man in Rugby" shows off the Raptor portion of his extensive workout regimen as he prepares to compete in rugby sevens for the United States in Rio. Carlin's blazing speed has earned him a qualifying spot to compete in the US Olympic Trials in early July in the 100 meter dash. That makes Isles the only rugby player in the world fast enough to compete against their country's best in the Olympic 100 meters.
The Raptor training technology allows elastic bands to stretch long distances without resistance radically increasing. That gives Isles the unique advantage of accelerating both with and against elastic resistance for over 40 yards. The increased resisited training distance allows Isles to reach higher resisted training velocities to better develop acceleration power and top end speed helping Isles bring blazing speed and some ridiculous athleticism to the sport.
With an almost superhuman combination of speed, agility, and strength, Isles could be the key to bringing home the gold for the United States in Brazil, where rugby will make its Olympic return, last being played in the Olympics in 1924 where ironically the US rugby team won gold! Isles is hoping to do the same this time around, and that's why he is training so hard for Rio and the Raptors are a vital part of his regimen.