Oct 24, 2017 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

I’m sure you are aware we are big fans of resistance training, but I wouldn’t want you to think that we only like pumping iron. Sled training is a fantastic alternative to traditional weight training.

If you’re not already aware, our new facility will have a turf track for sled training. I’m pretty excited about the prospect of being able to use it for myself and our clients.

So what can you do with a sled?

Well you can:

  • push it forwards
  • pull it forwards
  • pull it backwards
  • shuffle sideways

You can train for:

  • Power
  • Speed
  • Strength
  • Endurance

You can target your quads, hams, glutes, calfs, adductors, abductors…even your back and arms. You can even out any imbalances between right and left.

So in other words, there’s huge variety.

It’s also very functional, meaning the movement patterns mimic real life activities very well. It’s easy to learn, lends itself to working in small groups, is easy on your joints and it won’t make you as sore as traditional weight training because the movement is predominantly concentric in action. With traditional weight training it’s the eccentric phase of a rep that tends to lead to soreness. That’s pretty much missing from sled training.

Oh and did I mention it’ll get you puffin’ like a steam train, so it’ll get you fit and rev your metabolism too!

We’ll be posting some sled training drills once we open. Look out for them!

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