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How to add the sled track into your workout

Are you someone that walks past the Sled Track and wants to give it a try, but just doesn't really know how to use it or add it into your workout routine? Look no further, we’ve got you covered.  

Incorporating the sled track (also known as the Prowler Track) into your routine can create a dynamic and versatile workout that can transform your fitness journey. In this blog, we'll explore the benefits of the sled track and empower you to take your workout to the next level. 

Benefits of the Sled Track 

Full-Body Engagement: One of the key advantages of the sled track exercise is its ability to engage multiple muscle groups at once. As you push or pull the sled, your legs, glutes, core, and upper body all come into play, making it an efficient full-body workout. 

Scalable Intensity: Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned gym pro, the sled track offers a scalable workout that can be customized to your fitness level. You control the intensity by adjusting the weight on the sled, making it suitable for everyone, even those recovering from injuries. 

Cardio Boost: Sled training is not just about building strength – it's also an excellent cardio workout. The continuous, rhythmic movements elevate your heart rate, promoting cardiovascular health and endurance. It's a fantastic way to burn calories and enhance your overall fitness. 

Getting Started 

Warm-Up: Before adding the sled track into your workout, it's crucial to warm up your muscles to prevent any injuries. Starting with stretching and some light cardio activity, like brisk walking or jogging, helps prepare your body for your workout. 

Adjust the Weight: The sled track allows you to customise the intensity of your workout by adding or removing the weighted plates. Start with a manageable weight, especially if you're new to this type of workout, and gradually increase as your strength and endurance improve. The goal is to challenge yourself without compromising your form. 

Body Position: Whether you're pushing or pulling, keep your back straight, chest up, and engage your core. Avoid leaning forward excessively, as this can strain your lower back.  

Plan Your Workout: Structure your sled track workout with a combination of push and pull exercises. You can mix in short, high-intensity sprints with longer, steady-paced pushes or pulls to keep it interesting and give you a wider range of benefits. Allow for adequate rest between sets and watch your form. 

Cool Down: After smashing your sled track workout, make sure you take the time to cool down Static stretches focusing on your legs, hips, and upper body will help to improve flexibility, reduce muscle soreness, and enhances overall recovery. 

Embrace the challenge, enjoy the versatility, and witness the positive impact on your strength, endurance, and overall wellbeing. See you on the sled track. 

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