If you’ve  been following my stuff for a while via vids, articles, and blog posts, you know I  have been working with push sleds  for years now with people from all walks of life. SWAT teams, fitness models, strong man competitors, body builders, IFBB pro Figure competitors, to Joe/Jane every day fitness enthusiast, and those looking to shed some weight,  to name just a few. The longer I use the sled with an ever wider variety of people with varying goals, the more convinced I became that the push sled is  tBrinkZone Sled-Centric Programhe single most effective strength and conditioning tool known to mankind. Push sleds from various manufacturers  have become very popular as of late, and for damn good reason; or as creator of the highly popular 5/3/1 program, elite ranked power lifter, and strength coach Jim Wendler  says of sled work:

I am thoroughly convinced that the Prowler is the answer to most of our world’s problems: debt, overpopulation, drugs, obesity, etc. “

Ok, a slight exaggeration, but only slight! The fact is, a good quality push sled  used correctly – in my view – one of  the single most effective strength and conditioning tools ever invented.  It’s whole body kick ass training nothing I’m aware of can match, and when combined as a cohesive program, impressive gains in strength, conditioning, and body composition are the result.  I also find sled work allows people with various preexisting injuries and tendinopathies to make continued progress. If you already have a push sled, and have been working with it for some time, then you already know that.  If not, well, find a push sled, or purchase one, and discover that for yourself. Enter, the BrinkZone Sled-Centric Program (BSCP) which is the Ultimate Program For The Ultimate Whole Body Strength & Conditioning Tool.å

Origins of the The Sled-Centric Program

The BSCP came about after years of working with all manner of people on the sled as mentioned above. No matter the goal, they always experienced benefits. People always asking me how to incorporate sled work into their programs a common issue, of which  there’s endless possibilities  But, I found people wanted a specific program they could follow. I noted that people tend to add sled work to their programs in a more haphazard afterthought then as part of a structured program. Perhaps the biggest mistake I see is people use the sleds for GPP/conditioning work, but rarely if ever for strength development. That’s a mistake in my view.

Enter the BSCP!

I developed the HERE or hit the photo above.

 
NOTE: You do not need a Prowler sled for this program, but you do need access to a quality push sled that you can push and pull using low and high handles. Basically a sled that allows you to do the same stuff you can do on a Prowler II sled of which there are many to choose from.

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Dr Peter Chiang of Northeastern Chiropractic shows what going  heavy on the sled looks like and 
 

 The gents from NEMLEC SWAT doing killer conditioning work on the sled:
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4 Comments
  1. Beth 5 years ago

    I have had partial knee replacement in both knees. Can I safely use a prowler sled?

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      Will Brink 5 years ago

      Beth, I don’t want to give medical advice here. If you are cleared for exercise by your doc, I find the sled seems to cause less pain than other forms of exercise. I have had people in their 70s with double hip replacement for example using the sled thinking they’d never get a decent leg workout again as other forms of exercise (squats, etc) caused pain.
      Obviously, I can make no promises as it applies to you.
      Obviously, they used low resistance and built up very slowly. Specific to this program, it does call for max weights used on the sled, so may not be the best choice for you if you’re asking specific to this program.
      If you’re fully cleared for exercise by your doc(s) than in my experience, sleds are a great choice for rehab, pre hab etc,

  2. Steve 3 years ago

    Reminds me of Rugby where they use a sled for scrum training. A giant sled is used when training as a pack of 8 forwards and a smaller sled when training individually or in pairs. The forces applied are astronomical and the technique for applying max force and to minimise injury is quite complex. A pack of 8 international forwards weighs on average around 920kg (115 kg /253 lb each). Though much of the training is isometric the effort is immense. It would be interesting to see how an elite Rugby prop, most of whom weigh about 120kg and are not particularly tall, around 1.8m, with massive hips and thighs, would go on your sled.

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      Will Brink 3 years ago

      The above is about a sled based program vs a particular sled, and I’d expect they would do very well. They are used to driving loads using their entire body. Sled used in sports such as NFL football is also common and been around a long time. It’s incredibly productive and difficult training.

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