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Postby Archm » Tue Dec 22, 2009 10:43 am

thanks for the input guys,

I'll make it this week and see how it goes, I can start pulling it on level ground before hitting the hills,
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Postby Buz Groshong » Tue Dec 22, 2009 2:27 pm

I'm looking for a train to pull my sled too; let me know if you find anything.
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Postby 96avs01 » Tue Dec 22, 2009 5:21 pm

Archm wrote: the hip sled at the gym ? can you explain, thanks


Here is an example, might also be referred to as a leg press, exercise in the seated position.
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Postby ScottyP » Tue Dec 22, 2009 5:45 pm

A hip sled is more of a hack squat style machine that work the front of the quads and the abductors more than a leg press. You can replicate the muscles worked by doing front squats (on a smith machine preferred).
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Postby Archm » Tue Dec 22, 2009 10:19 pm

I just do the normal squat, i find with the leg press i can lift way more than the normal squat, so I 'm guessing its way easier.. anyone tried the bear? the deadlift, squat thrust, squat, sholder press combo ? .. makes me want to puke every time
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Postby ScottyP » Tue Dec 22, 2009 10:45 pm

Yeah, the leg press brings a lot of different muscles into play so the weights do rise. I stick with the fronts and leg extensions for pulling a sled. Side lunges, in front at a 45* angle also work the abductors if you really push off the back foot. Lateral step-ups also help worh them as well as the glutes.
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Postby BigMitch » Thu Dec 24, 2009 12:00 am

Having just hauled a sled non-stop for 75 miles at the Tuscobia Winter Ultra last weekend, I suggest a combination of weighted backpack, tires, ankle weights, and trekking poles. This works all the muscles that you need.

Also, rig your sled like the American Alpine Institute suggests:
http://alpineinstitute.blogspot.com/200 ... gging.html
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Postby Dave Dinnell » Thu Dec 24, 2009 12:19 am

Or best deal yet...insteading of "train to pull" just pull the train.




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