Wanna hit those traps, quads and all important grip strength, and wanna double it up into a metcon (metabolic conditioning) session all at the same time… then give the Dog Sled (or something similar) a go! The featured image clearly depicts what the Dog Sled is all about, and those builders amongst you will know all to well how laborious a Dog Sled can be when it comes to shifting some rubble in a good ol’ wheelbarrow. Wheeling debris to the skip is a labour intensive task, one that takes its toll on your trapezius muscles (muscles coming down from your neck and inserting near your shoulders), brachials (forearms) and grip! Of course all of this weight is transferred down to your legs making the Dog Sled by Rogue somewhat of a killer!
Of course, if that was all the sled could do then it would be little more than a glorified wheelbarrow, and that wouldn’t warrant the $265 price tag…but this piece of kit is versatile. You can push and pull it, carry it and perform most forms of speed training on almost any surface. The manufactures claim the following:
“Improving your body's ability to maximize its use of the anterior and posterior chain is the holy grail of power and performance. This is what ideal resistance sled training can accomplish, and it’s what the Rogue Dog Sled delivers”.
Worth a try if you’re into constantly varied forms of training.
Rogue Fitness, (2014). Rogue Fitness Dog Sled. Retrieved 10th April, 2014, from http://www.roguefitness.com/dog-sled.php