Why the sled push?
“The Sled Push is good to get your heart rate up and to get your legs going,” Trainer Jesse recommends this exercise, and with good reason. The sled push is a versatile move; by varying the distance you push the sled and the weight you use, you’ll have no problem training for multiple goals and mixing up your workout.
Sled Push Exercise Guide
If you’re using the sled push for strength training, you’re in good company. Pushing a heavy sled can do wonders for developing single-leg strength and leg drive. To help avoid injury, focus on keeping your back flat and those shoulders down. Drive your knees up using your quads to push forward. Start by using 100% to 150% of your body weight and keep your distance at about 25 yards with 4-6 sets and one minute rests between those sets. There are so many benefits to this exercise because, while it requires you to utilize large muscle groups making it seem like just a strengthening exercise, it also boosts that heart rate. It provides you with a challenging full body endurance exercise that you can easily incorporate into your high intensity internal training.
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