If you’re looking for a way to add variety and intensity to your strength training routine, consider adding sled workouts to your plan. Sled workouts or sled pushes offer a great total body workout that is good for overall conditioning strength development and burning calories.
Whether you use sled workouts as a finisher to a leg workout or incorporate it into your full-body circuit, sled workouts are a great way to challenge yourself and achieve better results.
The sled push is a full-body strength workout that is great for building power while increasing speed and boosting performance. Here are some additional benefits that you’ll find when adding a push sled to your home gym.
When done correctly, the sled push will work both your upper and lower body muscles. To be exact, a sled workout will function to engage your:
During a sled workout all these muscles will be engaged, and for an increased benefit you can add weights to the sled.
If you’ve never pushed a weighted sled, you may be surprised at how intense a sled workout can be. You can choose to incorporate the sled push into yours normal full-body circuit or you can use it as a finisher for a strength training routine by adding a few sets of sled pushes.
Alternating between light and heavy sled pushes allows you to train for both speed and power. To do this, load the sled with a moderate-to-heavy weight and you will be able to train for both cardiovascular and muscular strength and endurance. If you want to train for speed simply lighten the load and push at a faster pace. Pushing the sled without weight at a slower pace for longer amounts of time will also help you build endurance.
The push sled can easily be integrated into circuit training. For example, simple addition to circuit training could be adding a 30-second sled push, or including burpees with a sled push. This will challenge endurance and strengthen a range of muscles throughout the body.
While there are a few brands that manufacture push sleds, we love Toque sleds for their performance and value.
Unlike traditional push sleds, the Torque Fitness Tank offers nearly silent training along with three resistance levels. As an added bonus there is no need to add additional weight to increase difficulty.
A Torque Tank is a strong addition to any home gym or workout space. We are proud to offer our customers a few Torque sled models including:
Another benefit of choosing the Torque Fitness Tank is the ability to incorporate their line of functional training accessories into your workout. This includes tow ropes, harnesses, and inertia wave attachments.
In fact, many of the sled kits we offer include accessories such as V-Strap Handles, Padded Waist Harnesses with Tow Straps, Tow Ropes with Quick Attach Carabiners,, and Crash Bumpers. This enables you to perform additional workouts such as lateral twists, rope workouts, pulls, and much more.