In preparation for the upcoming football season, I am planning on adding sled drags to my routine to work on speed, strength, and some explosiveness, not to mention lean down and get back into football-shape.
I made a nice one out of some heavy wood, and can put just about as many plates on it as I want.
After searching and reading though various posts, it seems some people briskly walk with moderate loads, and most drag very heavy loads. I’m assuming the slow dragging is more of a strength focus, while walking, is a re/prehab type thing.
On to my question: is there anything wrong with sprinting with moderate weight? It seems to me many athletes would be doing if it was as benficial as other types of sled drags, but I guess sprinting with heavy loads would have more of a risk of injury (correct me if im wrong).
By the way, I’m 17, 205lb, and play linebacker.
Sorry for the noob post, but anybody’s imput would be great.