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Old 08-01-2005, 01:42 PM   #1
Ashley Rogers
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Has anyone ever used a weight sled, and what kind of fitness does it build?

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Old 08-01-2005, 02:10 PM   #2
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They rock. You can use a tire and drill a hole in it...pass an eyebolt through and sling a rope over your shoulder. Low weight (30-65lbs) and medium distances(200-400m) is great. Shoot Rutman an email he has some great ideas on sleds.
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Old 08-01-2005, 03:06 PM   #3
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I'm going to be doing sprints with mine in a bit.

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Old 08-01-2005, 03:33 PM   #4
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I just use tires, I start with one, then add more if needed, I usually have 2 dragging behind my orginal tire. I use a bicycle intertube with about 8 ft of rope and a couple of other pieces of rope to tie up other tires...If you want to go heavy you can buy a tire with the rim still in it.
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Old 08-01-2005, 05:47 PM   #5
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Dan John talks about this a little bit in his new article on testosterone.net. I know at Gym Jones they make you do overhead squats or snatches while attached to a sled, and once you finish the set you sprint across the field with the sled.

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Old 08-01-2005, 06:08 PM   #6
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Hey Ash
I use an old tire from a backhoe(excavator). Its atleast 200lbs, and plenty big on the inside to throw in some more plates. Sleds are great. Especially for the FD.

By the way, how is the shaving going??? :-)
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Old 08-02-2005, 04:51 AM   #7
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Hi Steven

I have seen pictures of Dallas, Texas fire recruits using old fire hose wrapped around large tires for their sled drags.

The shaving is going great! Thanks for asking! :lol:

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Old 08-02-2005, 08:32 AM   #8
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We have a fun one--drag the tire backwards (with chain or rope) across the parking lot, and then push a vehicle back to the start/finish line.
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Old 08-02-2005, 10:42 AM   #9
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That would be good strongman training stuff!
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Old 08-03-2005, 01:34 PM   #10
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In respect to those of you who actually can use strongman-type loads, let me say that we "dabble" with strongman training.
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