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The Right Way to Push a Weighted Sled

Here's how you actually do it

They’re also the last moves you’d ever want to do without proper instruction. (That said, if you know what you're doing, check out our 15 favorite pieces of functional fitness equipment.)

By Dean Stattmann, Men’s Health

As the popularity of functional fitness continues to surge, some exercises have emerged as sort of poster children for the genre. These dynamic, Instagram-friendly movements—usually involving advanced apparatus like sleds and battle ropes—do well to pique the curiosity of the mainstream and attract newcomers to this style of training.
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That’s where MH Workshop comes in. It's a new events series that brings together MH readers and editors for exclusive fitness and wellness experiences led by the top instructors, coaches, and experts in the industry. In addition to scheduling regular reader events where you’ll receive in-person expert instruction on topics ranging from boxing to mindfulness, we’re following each event with a series of related videos right here on menshealth.com to give you the knowledge you need to train harder and smarter—no matter where you are. (Find out about MH Workshop events in your area here.)


[post_ads]In the video above, watch as Dogpound founding trainer KC McLoughlin demonstrates and provides tips on how to push a weighted sled with perfect form to reap maximum results.



A powerful posterior chain movement, the sled push will tax your glutes and light up your core. Best of all, it can be beneficial to your training regardless of whether your goal is to pack on new muscle or fine-tune your conditioning. “I like to do it as a strength builder and walk with it,” McLoughlin says. “If you want to go for a performance-based sled push, you’re going to want to run with it. ”



Staying low, maintaining a neutral spine, and driving through your legs are key, McLoughlin says. Check out the video for even more tips, and sign up to experience MH Workshop in person at our next event!

See more at: Men’s Health

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