A workout sled should be on your list for your garage gym. A sled can help you build your posterior chain (lower back, glutes, hamstring) which will increase your functional fitness.
How to make a sled for pulling made out of an old tire and rope.
Find a tire on the side of the road or in an abandoned lot. If you cant find one then check the local mechanic at a gas station and they will gladly sell you one for a few dollars.
A regular tire from a car is big enough. A bigger tire can make it much harder to pull.
Drill a hole in the old used tire. Or cut a hole with a sharp knife (be careful). Thread the rope or webbing through the hole. Tie a knot or two in the end of the rope at tire. You can use chain if you have one long enough.
You can add a scrap piece of plywood inside the tire to provide a holding area for your weights.
Now add a sandbag or weights if you want to increase the weight. You are now ready to pull your sled
Video: SEALgrinderPT DIY Tire sled
One of my favorites sleds is an old bobcat tire with a piece of webbing ran through it. We did sprints uphill on asphalt. Those were hard workouts and left your legs burning.
Check out this video with more tips on how to build at sled for pulling with a tire and some chain.
If you have a piece of chain that will do much better and not wear through like a rope. The chain can also add some weight to the system.
Check out our SGPT Facebook group here and post a photo up of your workout sled.
Questions from SGPT Athletes:
Question: What if you dont have a tire and only have wood? How do you make a sled for sled pulling?
Answer: If you have access to a workout area that has grass or gym carpet (AstroTurf) here is what you need to do. You can make a very simple sled out of wood. With a sheet of plywood
Question: Coach; I cannot find a tire and the local mechanic is out sick. What can I do to find a tire?
Answer: If you have not tire then fill a sandbag with dirt and pull it across the grass with a rope.
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