This specialized treadmill provides a speed range up to 28 miles per hour and is capable of an incline up to 40% and decline of 10%. Athletes who train on incline treadmills vs. flat ground see 200-300% greater muscular activation in their lower extremities. This increase in activation results in strength and power gains that increase their stride length and stride frequency. Hydraulically, these unique treadmills are designed to help athletes improve their speed while reducing force at the knee upon foot strike. By elevating the grade, runners automatically learn to maintain forceful knee drive, proper pelvic position, high foot carry-through and full extension with every stride. Its subsurface was designed from interchangeable polymers to provide additional shock absorption. The treadmill also has a specially-designed spotting mechanism and handlebar for backward running. The attributes of incline running, combined with the safety of increased shock absorption, provide the opportunity for repeated exercises under ideal conditions to improve stride length.