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Body-Solid GWS100 Weight Sled
Weight sleds offer a wide variety of exercises to specifically address the many needs of today’s athletes and fitness enthusiasts. They can be pushed, pulled, or dragged to target muscle development, endurance or aerobic training. Weight sleds offer a variety of functional exercises designed to work your quadriceps, hamstrings, anterior & posterior chain and more!
Body Solid’s GWS100 Weight Sled features a durable heavy-gauge solid steel mainframe. Along with the center weight post, the removable posts double as weight plate posts. Multiple attachment anchors allow you to attach almost any vest or belt giving this sled unmatched versatility. Vertical and horizontal hand posts offer several positions on both sides for pushing and pulling exercises.
Whether you’re looking to beat the competition in sport or just want to have the healthiest body you can, the GWS100 Weight Sled will fit those needs. The GWS100 is compact enough to fit in a home or garage gym but sturdy enough to withstand strenuous work at a commercial facility or training studio.
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A Look at the Benefits of the GWS100 Weight Sled Training
- Active recovery.
- Strengthening common weak areas like the hamstrings, upper back, hips, glutes. Increased work capacity, improve deadlifts/squats.
- Flexibility and mobility.
- Restorative work for shoulder, knee, back, hip pain.
- Reduce risk of injury.
- Add variety to training. Get outdoors and use your body in a different way.
- Easy to use and doesn't require a special trip to the gym.
1. How did sled training originate?
The inspiration for sled training can be traced back to the Scandinavian logging industry where loggers had no choice but to drag felled trees out of the forests. From this heavy work, the men developed powerful legs and lower backs, which perhaps explains why Finnish weightlifters are renowned for their deadlifting prowess. It wasn’t long before sled training found its way into athletics—for the sport of bobsledding, in which athletes push a bobsled down an ice track, the transition was seamless. Push sleds are now a common sight in football and rugby training programs, and are also used by sprinters and of course, CrossFitters.
Sleds have evolved over the years and now come in various shapes and sizes. The most common is the prowler sled, which traditionally comes in two designs. One has a sturdy metal plate with an upturned leading edge, the other uses twin parallel runners. Both have one or more vertical posts onto which weights can be loaded and a loop through which towing straps can be attached.
2. GWS100 Improves Acceleration
The GWS100 improves acceleration. Acceleration is the rate at which velocity changes with time, or the rate at which something speeds up or slows down. Naturally, this is crucial to many sports, which is why sled training is so highly valued. A 2012 study published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research compared the effects of a joint weighted sled training and sprint training program against traditional sprint training over 10 and 30 meter distances using professional rugby union players. The athletes were separated into two groups, with one using traditional sprint training and the other using the combined sled training program. At the end of the study, both training protocols resulted in far quicker 10 meter and 30 meter sprint times. But when compared to baseline times, the sled group produced changes of -2.4% (10 meter) and -2.5% (30 meter), compared to respective changes of -1.1% and -1.2% in the traditional sprint group. When the body routinely has to work against resistance, it has to fire harder with each repetition: in this case, with each step. With repeated use of the sled, it seems an athlete’s nervous system (which controls muscle function) may learn to fire harder all the time (during sprints), and not just after using a weighted sled.
3. GWS100 Develops functional strength
The GWS100 Weight Sled involves numerous muscles and joints performing functional movements.
The arms and legs work together to coordinate movement, and keeping a strong core is crucial to keeping the body stable as the limbs exert force on the sled and training surface, which can vary from grass through padded matts to gravel—with each posing different challenges.
4. GWS100 Great for Conditioning
The practice of pulling and pushing something for time, distance or reps is as true to the core principles of CrossFit and fitness as it gets. If the sled is light, you can try and sprint as hard as you can with the sucker and it will burn. If it’s heavy, there’s no question that your muscular endurance is going to go through the roof after a few sessions of pushing the sled 50 yards.
With a little tweaking, you can use a sled to perform almost any exercise you can do with a cable machine. Put all of these movements together into their own workout for a great full-body burner, or use individual exercises during related workouts for some extra work. For example, you could perform the sled chest press at the end of your chest workout as a way of finishing off the muscle group.
Body-Solid GWS100 Weight Sled Specifications
- Removable Posts
- Heavy-Gauge Steel Frame
- Center weight horn
- Multiple handles to push and pull
- Attachment anchors
- Weight - 68 lbs.
- Dims: H40" x W 31" x L 42"
Body-Solid GWS100 Weight Sled Warranty
LIFETIME: Frame & Welds
LIFETIME: Pulleys, Bushings, Bearings, Hardware, Plates, Guide Rods
LIFETIME: Cables, Upholstery, Grips (Normal Wear)
Light Commercial Warranty:
LIFETIME: Frame & Welds
3 YEARS: Pulleys, Bushings, Bearings, Hardware, Plates, Guide Rods
1 YEAR: Cables, Upholstery, Grips (Normal Wear)
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