Anyone who knows me knows that I’m a fan of hill sprints. You’ll be hard pressed to find a conditioning exercise that’s more effective than regularly running a steep hill. Hill sprints aren’t just physically beneficial however. There’s a mental aspect as well that is worthy of a discussion. Don’t just take my word for it though. In the video that follows, you can hear Walter Payton (one of the greatest athletes ever) summarize the benefits of hill sprints in a few short words.