Could Sled Training Be the Secret to Ripped Legs?

Switch up your workouts by using this equipment

You have probably seen the weight sled being used before. It is typically advertised while being pulled by some monster of a man, like a linebacker.

Sled training is not just for professional football players, though. Anyone with access to a decent gym can get cut, powerful legs (and more) with this versatile training tool. Its simple design means you won’t waste any time learning how to use it, and can jump right in to these three awesome workouts!


Check out the weight sled workouts here to get ripped legs:

Like weight vests, weight sleds always seem to get featured in commercials for intense exercise gear. You know the type: Some jacked dude (possibly an NFL back, or The Rock) tears around on a football field, the weight sled bouncing along behind his tree-trunk legs.

 But we’ll let you in on a secret: Training with a weight sled is actually pretty simple to learn, and pretty much anyone can do it.
“Sled pushing and pulling develops some solid strength in the glutes, calves, hamstrings, quads, and core,” Bishop says. “Not only will you get gains in strength with sled work, but you will also improve your aerobic and anaerobic conditioning—it’s intense and it will burn so good.”

As always, whenever you’re trying a new piece of workout gear, take it easy. It’s tempting to load up that sucker like you’re gonna run an Iditarod by yourself, but you should probably make sure you can do any of these workouts absolutely perfectly without a weight sled first.

Also—and we can’t stress this enough—be cautious and work out smart. If at any point you feel overworked, or if your form starts to suffer, STOP. Take a break and recuperate.

………………..may work for this — just make sure the strap is long enough so that the sled won’t hit your feet when you’re pushing or pulling with the strap.

………………..with the sled several feet behind you. Hold a strap in each hand so each strap is taut. Stand in a ready position with your hands at your sides, shoulder-height. Your feet can be in a tandem stance, or side by side—whichever helps you stay balanced.

Source: Men’s Fitness

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