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Sleds are not just for Santa

December 23, 2015















‘Tis the season to be Merry and to lift Heavy!  Sled Dragging is an excellent training method to increase size, add power, improve work capacity, enhance muscular endurance, and to build functional strength.  A “throwback” form of training that gets all systems fired up! Memories of pushing my broken down 1988 Ford Bronco to a local gas station and dragging a poorly tied boat back to shore during an approaching storm immediately come to mind!  Whether you are a Scandinavian logger, a poor teenager without enough gas money, or a beginner boater that skipped the knot tying class…SLEDS are a fun alternative to the monotony of strength training.  It has proven to be an effective overall fitness builder.  Fitness is the foundation upon which all other physical qualities are based.  Everyone needs fitness.   At Infiniti Sports Performance, our athletes have been reaping the benefits of sled dragging for over 10 years!

The versatility of the sled allows you to program a number of different workouts to target specific muscular benefits, energy system development, or general conditioning. It combines the total body stimulus and connectedness of a loaded carry with the specificity of multi-joint lifts usually preserved for barbells.  Sled work can be used with athletes of all ages and is one of the safest ways to build strength in preparation for traditional barbell work.  Athletes MUST be able to load their bodies in a variety of ways to prepare themselves for sport, and sled dragging is one of the most effective ways of doing that.   The beauty about this form of training modality is that it doesn’t require superior skill and technique; thus making it easily coachable!  It does not matter how skilled you are at sport, these portable training tools are highly transferable to your fie