Training With Odd Objects : The Wheelbarrow Dog Sled!

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

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Job Role Qualified Dietitian and Sports Nutritionist Qualifications BSc (Hons) Sports Science | BSc (Hons) Dietetics Tom has always participated in sport both recreationally and competitively which led to an unquenchable thirst for information on anything health, nutrition and fitness. After leaving school Tom went on to play for a football academy during which time he studied Sport and Exercise Science. From here he went on to study a BSc (Hons) Sport Science at UEA followed by his second BSc (Hons) degree, this time at the University of Hertfordshire studying Dietetics. Tom has worked in the fitness, educational and clinical nutrition industry starting out at David Lloyd Health and Leisure Clubs. He then went on to work as a Dietitian (RD) in the NHS, during which time he conducted clinics for healthy eating, weight loss and weight gain, as well as specialised consultations on Diabetes, IBS and Coeliac disease to name a few. He has vast amounts of experience at devising diet plans and supplement regimens, as well as working in the community with schools and competitive athletes. As Head Nutritionist and Supplement expert at Discount Supplements Tom is here to provide current and evidence based health and nutrition information to help you reach your health and fitness goals!
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