Picked up a tire at the tire store yesterday to start doing some sled pulling with. After my workout today I put an eye hook in it and did some pulling. I also weighed it. It is 97lbs. Sort of heavy, I was thinking it would be like 50lbs or something.
I did three front pulls of 180' where I ran as fast I could with it. And two backwards pulls at 180'. I could only run the first 90' of the first backward pull and had to walk the other segments of the backwards pull. Amazing how much I could feel the backwards pull on my hams.
This totally kicked my a$$. After the last forward sprint I collapsed on the ground for about 5 minutes and my legs were on fire!!! And I've been playing basketball two times a week for the last 3 months so I've actually been getting in decent GPP shape so this will hopefully take me to the next level.
I am so looking forward to including this in my routine now not only for GPP but because I've read a lot of the big squatters on this board say that it is a great assistance exercise for squats as well.
Quick question on the backwards pulls. Should I do backwards run/walk or should my backward pulls be done more like pull throughs where you take a giant step back, do a pull through, take a giant step back, do a pull through, etc. I know, the answer will probably do both to vary it but figured I'd ask just in case one of them is pointless to do.