[quote]Brent Moody wrote:
I always walk with the sled. I take long strides and try to explode out of every step to activate glutes, hamstrings, etc. Its amazing that the heartrate still jumps up so quickly even though you’re not running or even jogging.
Man I feel your pain. It’s gotta be a flexibility issue. That or just a re-occurring injury that never really heals. Maybe I should hit a yoga class or something.[/quote]
I really notice it after deadlifts when my lower back is really tight. It goes away after about a week of limping, stretching, and icing. Actually I ‘reinjured’ it a couple weeks ago doing walking lunges to near failure -> so more hamstring and lower back tightness.
That’s good to know about the sled dragging. I have a tire I pull as well and always feel like I’m cheating by not running. I’ll try the long strides/lunging while dragging.