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Old 04-23-2005, 12:29 PM   #1
Ashley Rogers
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Has anyone used a sprint sled? Would it be good at building functional strength in the legs to help assist me in taking a firefighters physical abilities exam?

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Old 04-23-2005, 01:01 PM   #2
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Can' speak to the exam you are going to take, but we have a couple sleds; one we bought and one we built. We use them in chippers. They must be good becuase the class always ask for them. Of course our classes are filled with sick puppies.
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Old 04-23-2005, 02:24 PM   #3
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I use mine quite a bit. I got it from BiggerFasterSTronger and it works well. REcently, I discovered that using a kettlebell actually works better (dragging on the ground) than stacking a bunch of 45s. I carry out one 72 pound kbell versus a stack.

Nothing better...I think...for the thrower types...
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Old 04-23-2005, 02:47 PM   #4
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The sled is always fun to pull just like all of the other crossfit workouts fun and painful it is definentaly functional and very chalenging if u load it up with 95# it can be quite a burden for 200 meters.
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Old 04-23-2005, 03:35 PM   #5
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Hey Ash
A sprint sled would be great to help you get ready for the job. I know girls, and guys who have dragged cars around their neighborhood, to get ready for the entrance exam also.
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Old 04-26-2005, 10:25 AM   #6
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We use a smallish car tire, you may be in the small tractor league! They are quite when hauled around on concrete and jtypically free. We drilled a hole in one and bolted in an eyebolt. Attaching a rope is easy.

We love tire flips with the larger tires as well...not huge but bigenough that the 10th flip really has your attention.

I think sled/car pulls are amazing. There have been a number of really good PL'ers from scandinavia who haul logs as part of thier lumberjack schtick. They tend to have BIG DL's with little specific training.
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