The 22 Best Sled Exercises

These 22 exercises are performed with just one single piece of equipment, but when it comes to the sled, you are only limited by your imagination and ability.

A sled can help just about anyone get in better shape.

The best sled exercises are easy to teach and offer an appropriate learning curve for individuals of all ages and skill levels. A sled can help you enhance your conditioning, strength, speed and power while also building a more resilient body. The sled is also tremendously versatile. The type of sled you have may limit the number of sled exercises you can perform, but if you think sled training begins and ends with Sled Pulls, you're sorely mistaken. With that, these are my 22 most effective sled exercises.

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A sled can help just about anyone get in better shape.

The best sled exercises are easy to teach and offer an appropriate learning curve for individuals of all ages and skill levels. A sled can help you enhance your conditioning, strength, speed and power while also building a more resilient body. The sled is also tremendously versatile. The type of sled you have may limit the number of sled exercises you can perform, but if you think sled training begins and ends with Sled Pulls, you're sorely mistaken. With that, these are my 22 most effective sled exercises.

1. Forward Sled March

2. Forward Sled Sprint

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3. Back Sled Drag

4. Lateral Sled Drag

5. Crossover Sled Drag

6. Sled March Push

7. Sled March Sprint

8. Sled March Push (Uneven)

9. Sled Sprint Push (Uneven)

10. Acceleration Sled Drag

11. Low Sled Push

12. Sled Row Iso Drag (Double Arm)

13. Sled Row Iso Drag (Single Arm)

14. Sled Row (Double Arm)

15. Sled Row (Single Arm)

16. Sled Walking Tricep Extension

17. Sled Walking Chest Press

18. Sled Facepull

19. Sled Reverse Fly

20. Sled High Pull

21. Sled Bicep Curl

22. Sled Pullthrough

These are 22 examples of highly effective movements performed with just one single piece of equipment, but when it comes to the sled, you can only be limited by your imagination and ability. If you're a coach or trainer, the number of sets and reps as well as loading parameters will depend on your client or athlete's goals and ability level.

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Topics: LOWER BODY | UPPER BODY | SLED TRAINING