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Off Road
03-19-2010, 08:53 AM
For general conditioning/GPP/recovery (not fat loss), what would you prefer and why?

1. Lighter sled, continuous HITT (pull a lap, walk a lap), building up the total time over several months.

2. Heavy sled, set amount of pulls, resting between pulls, building up the sled weight over several months.

ehopkins932
03-19-2010, 01:56 PM
First option...if you go too heavy there is a good chance your actual lifts will suffer. Might as well start light like with everything else.

T o m m Y
03-19-2010, 02:03 PM
http://www.tmuscle.com/free_online_article/sports_body_training_performance/drag_your_butt_into_shape

Off Road
03-19-2010, 06:33 PM
First option...if you go too heavy there is a good chance your actual lifts will suffer. Might as well start light like with everything else.
I definately started light and built up over time. I am currently doing HITT style but I did heavy pulls previous to that.


http://www.tmuscle.com/free_online_article/sports_body_training_performance/drag_your_butt_into_shape
I like his "Strength" pulling...start light and add 45 lbs each lap until wiped out. Might try that.

Raleighwood
03-20-2010, 08:23 AM
Maybe a little of both?

You could do one or two abbreviated heavy pulls, then finish up with some lighter, faster work.

Off Road
03-21-2010, 08:07 PM
Maybe a little of both?

You could do one or two abbreviated heavy pulls, then finish up with some lighter, faster work.
Lately I've been alternating from heavier pulls one day to lighter pulls another day.

nighthitcher
04-10-2010, 05:07 AM
sounds good to me

ebomb5522
04-11-2010, 02:44 PM
Whenever I do sled pulls, I work up from one 45 pound plate, and go up until it gets too heavy to continue. I focus on speed with the lighter weights, so I usually get a bunch of sets where I'm at a very fast pace. This has seemed to work well for me.

Off Road
04-11-2010, 08:31 PM
Whenever I do sled pulls, I work up from one 45 pound plate, and go up until it gets too heavy to continue. I focus on speed with the lighter weights, so I usually get a bunch of sets where I'm at a very fast pace. This has seemed to work well for me.
That's what I've done lately with the heavy pulling days. Very tiring.

fixationdarknes
04-11-2010, 10:02 PM
How do you guys work in GPP with your gym lifting routines? I'm still on a SS routine M-W-F and it just seems like those recovery days in-between are sort of necessary for your legs to be able to squat 3x a week. I really would like to do some GPP/conditioning work though.

Any input?

ehopkins932
04-12-2010, 04:15 PM
start with like 5 intervals, 1 min dragging 1 min walking. Use 100lbs including the sled and add an intervals every 2 weeks if recovery is an issue. Do it once-twice a week

ebomb5522
04-12-2010, 06:25 PM
How do you guys work in GPP with your gym lifting routines? I'm still on a SS routine M-W-F and it just seems like those recovery days in-between are sort of necessary for your legs to be able to squat 3x a week. I really would like to do some GPP/conditioning work though.

Any input?

If I'm doing it for conditioning purposes, and it's not a part of a lower body workout, I will usually do intervals of 100-200 feet with 90-180 pounds, at a fast pace, rest 15-30 seconds and then go again. Usually 8-15 sprints will do the trick for me and it doesn't fatigue me too much or affect other workouts.

I frequently use the sled as an accessory exercise on lower body days, so I go really heavy for usually 100-200 feet.

fixationdarknes
04-12-2010, 07:39 PM
Let's say I'm doing a SS routine M-W-F. Would it seem acceptable to add in some sled dragging (as well as additional GPP work such as sledge hammer tabata) every Saturday?

gmen5681
05-02-2010, 04:38 PM
i just got a sled made yesterday and went and found some cheap weights but i only have 170 pounds. do you think that is enough weight?

Lones Green
05-02-2010, 05:00 PM
i just got a sled made yesterday and went and found some cheap weights but i only have 170 pounds. do you think that is enough weight?

Try and see. If it isn't try dragging in the grass, its much harder

gmen5681
05-02-2010, 07:43 PM
just tried it for the first time today. it was some good ****. did 5 30yard sprints with 25lbs, then 3 30yard sprints with 50lbs, the finished with 90lbs walking forawrd 30yards and backwards 30 yards for 3 times. beat my ass!

bradsmokes
05-10-2010, 01:37 AM
sounds good to me

Betz98
05-14-2010, 10:22 AM
For sled work, how far of a distance would your do for explosiveness. Like speed training and stuff like that. 10, 20, 30, 40 yards?

gmen5681
05-16-2010, 06:27 PM
i was doing 30 yard sprints, but im not in very good running shape or cardio shape so maybe you would wanna go further. and that was with 50 lbs max , that seems pretty good for me to stay low and move pretty fast.

Patz
05-18-2010, 04:16 AM
At my Crossfit gym, we usually do 75 meters up, then back using a sled with 100-200lbs. We don't alter the weight--just trade off.