Benefits of sled training (sandbag sled, drag bag)

Sled training is a versatile and fun way to build muscle, stimulate strength, and improve overall conditioning

It can be implemented in various ways and can be used to target sub-maximal working strength, improve explosive power, and boost cardiovascular and muscular strength and endurance.
Sled training can be used as a full-body workout that targets the quads, glutes, hip flexors, calves, hamstrings, core, triceps, chest, and shoulders.

  • Sled training imposes unique demands unlike other weight training movements, so don't skip the sled-specific warm-up before attempting any of the workouts

  • Load the sled with moderate-to-heavy resistance to train for both cardiovascular and muscular strength and endurance

  • To train for speed, lighten the load and push faster

  • If you're looking to improve endurance and general fitness, you can ditch the weight and push the sled at a slower pace for longer

  • If your core is weak, start with a light weight (or no weight at all) and focus on engaging your abdominal muscles

  • Focus on knee drive when pushing the sled
There are many sled workouts that you can try, including sled push and pull back, farmer's walks, and sled drags. Sled training can be a challenging and effective way to improve your fitness and conditioning.

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