Speed Sled Sprints
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ImageSubmitted by: Justin Leonard
Last updated: 11/6/2011

Speed sleds can be used in a variety of ways to build strength and power in the legs. Examples include running, walking, skipping, carioca, and lateral shuffles. Generally, lighter loads (about 10 - 15% of one's bodyweight) are used for power development. Heavier loads are used for strength development.

Speed sleds can also be used on a variety of ground surfaces including grass, astro turf, and indoor floors (with a towel underneath). Each surface creates a different level of resistance/drag, which should be taken into account when estimating the appropriate load to use. Instructions for sprinting with a speed sled are listed below:

Connect the lead/cord attachment to the speed sled. Put on the shoulder harness or waist belt. Ensure it is secure. Get into a starting position. Sprint for several yards.

IMPORTANT: If your aim is to develop power, short-distance sprints of approximately 30 yards are recommended.
Exercise Details
Speed & Agility Exercises ( view all )
Difficulty Level MEDIUM
The speed sled sprint is a medium difficulty exercise.
Target Muscle
Lower Body
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