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    Does anyone use a sled to help improve their sprints and endurance? I'm considering buying or making a sled to weigh me down and add resistance.

    What do you guys think?

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    Sleds are easy to make... I personally drag a 19.5" 10ply tire (came off a dump truck or something). Just drill a hole, attach a rope and your good to go! You can add weights to the tire too. Also, alternative would be get a wooden pallet. You can use a section of LDH and drape over your shoulder (same method as rope) to drag it. Plus the pallet is super easy to add weight to; just whatever you can find laying around station.

    Running a slalom is a great method. As well as stairs/hills. Always add weight to any running you do. These are methods I've used for training for combat challenges this year and they've tested true

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    • #3
      I made one out of 3 ft. section of scrap 2 x 8 with wooden runners. It has eye screws so weights can be secured with bungee cords.

      This has been a great training tool. I finish my workouts with the following sequence while wearing a 50 lb. vest; 210 lb. sled:
      *Hose drag 200 ft. ( w/ rope draped over my shoulder; switching shoulders at the 100 ft. point,
      *Kneeling hand-over-hand pull 200 ft. ( pull 35 ft, run 35 ft, pull 35 ft, etc )
      *Rescue drag 200 ft.

      My driveway is 100 ft. so it works great for an up & back route. So far, I do this sequence once; working towards doing 3 rounds with a 1 min. rest between rounds.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by johnb View Post
        I made one out of 3 ft. section of scrap 2 x 8 with wooden runners. It has eye screws so weights can be secured with bungee cords.

        This has been a great training tool. I finish my workouts with the following sequence while wearing a 50 lb. vest; 210 lb. sled:
        *Hose drag 200 ft. ( w/ rope draped over my shoulder; switching shoulders at the 100 ft. point,
        *Kneeling hand-over-hand pull 200 ft. ( pull 35 ft, run 35 ft, pull 35 ft, etc )
        *Rescue drag 200 ft.

        My driveway is 100 ft. so it works great for an up & back route. So far, I do this sequence once; working towards doing 3 rounds with a 1 min. rest between rounds.
        Wow, that's awesome! I've got to make me one... gonna check and see tonight if my inlaws have some scrap wood I can use. Then I'll just pickup some weight plates and attach a tow cable I have.

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        • #5
          John B, can I come over and work out with you! It sounds miserably fun!

          I think there's something wrong with me... LOL!
          Dr. Jen
          www.fireagility.com

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          • #6
            Nothing wrong...its all about embracing the "suck factor."
            ( although I do get the raised eyebrow look from my wife from time to time...)

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