The Vertimax V-8 System is a revolutionary training aid that allows for even resistance through multiple planes of motion. Functional training taken to the next level is achieved with this product. Common band or bungee training devices are great but the problem is that in these modes, resistance is increased as the bands or cords are stretched. Thus, an uneven and non-fluid motion is created as the athlete is bound down. The key to the Vertimax V-8 system is the multiple pulley setup, which allows an even force to be applied to the athlete as they move in any direction, whether it is horizontal, lateral, or vertical. Even rotational forces and centrifugal forces as in swinging a golf club or a baseball bat can be applied using the system. The bungee cords in the system are wound through multiple pulleys and thus a longer pull from each cord is created. This allows for a much more even force to be applied to the attachment point without increasing the resistance as the cord is stretched. This also creates a smoother, more even recoil force. Vertimax V-8 has a very simple rail attachment on the platform with allows the user endless attachment sites and abilities to create virtually any angle of resistance that the user can want. Another unique feature is the ability to attach up to 8 different points on to the body as the platform has 4 vertical cords extending upwards through the platform and another four which are able to attach to the rail system along the inner edges of the platform. The cords can also be adjusted with one hand efficiently and quickly with a simple pull and sliding motion through the clamps mounted on the platform. The deck of this system is very solid and can take repeated high impact jumps over and over from the largest of athletes. The system has a simple single buckle waist belt which itself can be used to attach the resistance cords too. There are also thigh, hand and ankle attachments which can be used separately or simultaneously to create endless numbers of exercises and drills. Running, jumping, kicking, throwing and much more can all be trained with the Vetimax V-8 System. Any sport can be broken down into functional movements and trained to gain improvements in athletic performance. The unit is great for everyone even the average person trying to stay in shape and wanting to stay away from free weights and train in circuits. This product is perfect for all ages and does not apply a huge load to stress joints and bones perfect for adolescents and the elderly. As a trainer, biomechanics expert and physiotherapist of elite professional and Olympics athletes, this is an invaluable tool. Whether training the central nervous system, speed endurance, balance and stability, or explosive power, the Vertimax V-8 system allows the user the flexibility to train functionally safely while under resistance. This is the easiest system to train multiple appendages at the same time and still maintain functional safe movement which does not overload the athletes and decreases the chances of injury. While providing resistance on the body, the deep intrinsic stabilization muscles which are difficult to train with free weights, weighted vests or cable systems are all tested and trained. It is a great tool to use to test where breaking or failure points are on biomechanical movements by seeing improper form which is sometimes over seen and overlooked. As the body is loaded with resistance, weak links in the chain are observed much easier and can then be corrected and improved on. There is the ability to train each side of the body separately in motion evenly and create a much more symmetrical firing pattern and therfore, decrease the chance of injury in practice or competition. The Vertimax V-8 is an invaluable tool in the training room and on the field of play to get faster, stronger, more powerful and efficient athletes.