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The Sled Rope Pull is great total body workout that’s both fun and challenging. Our trainers love to see people pushing themselves and trying new exercises; using the sled is a great opportunity for you to do both.
Sled Rope Pull: How To
Trainer Jesse and Trainer Travis had a great time demonstrating this move – and not just because it’s fun. “This is a total body workout,” Trainer Jesse told us, “with an emphasis on your back and core. It’s a favorite when you want to switch it up and make it fun.” And it’s as simple as it is fun. If Trainer Travis isn’t available to jump on and act as your weight, load the sled up with weights and hold the ropes as far away from the sled as you possibly can. Using a thick rope attached to the sled, use a hand over hand motion to pull it toward you. You are sure to feel it in your shoulders, back, biceps and legs!
Sled pulls are a fierce functional exercise that really works the upper body, and targets the back, shoulders, and biceps. How you train with the sled will obviously depend on your fitness goals and abilities. Loading the sled with a minimum amount of weight and going longer distances will build endurance and cardiovascular capacity; furthermore, using heavier weights over shorter distances will develop your strength and your power skills.
Also, as you get stronger through sled training, you can add more weight to the sled to increase the difficulty.
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