INNOVATIVE SLED DRAGGING VARIATION
by Jim Smith, CSCS
Today we are going to talk about sled dragging and a very unique variation I came up with. Most anaerobic alactic / anaerobic lactic sports (especially combat athletics) require not only specific metabolic adaptations but a general conditioning foundation (GPP). It is this foundation that allows more specific, higher level conditioning to be implemented and developed.
Sled dragging is an excellent tool to help develop this general conditioning baseline.
Different types of sled dragging:
- forward dragging
- backward dragging
- lateral dragging
- rotational dragging
You can also attach different attachments to the sled to drag it to make it more difficult
- tow ropes
- thick ropes
- thick “V” handle
- and now a car tire!
Hook the tow rope through the car tire and anchor it back onto the sled. Grab over the circumference of the tire and perform a tight chest crush. Now walk backwards. We also did a variation where we perform a strong rotation to move the sled.
Holding Lacrosse Balls
In the video I show another variation of holding lacrosse balls. This makes the chest crush even harder.