Sled Push

The sled push is a conditioning exercise that targets the cardiovascular system and the muscles of the lower body. It involves pushing a sled along a turf or other flat surface either for time or distance. Depending on your type of equipment, you may be pushing handles or straps in front of the sled. It can be used as part of a dynamic warm-up or for power training, as a finisher, or as part of a conditioning workout or circuit.


  1. Can load heavily with low risk of injury
  2. Works the muscles of the hips, glutes, and quadriceps
  3. Because there is no eccentric component to the movement, very little muscle soreness
  4. Serious cardiovascular challenge and calorie burn

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Sled Push Instructions

Sled Push muscle diagram
  1. Load your pushing sled with the desired weight.
  2. Take an athletic posture, leaning into the sled with your arms fully extended, grasping the handles. Push the sled as fast as possible, focusing on extending your hips and knees to strengthen your posterior chain.