MINT keeps things fresh by adding new workout equipment to its offerings. One of the latest additions is the Sled, a resistance training device with full-body benefits.
The Sled is a versatile piece of equipment that can be used for cardio, weight, and resistance training. It’s completely customizable to your size, fitness level, and workout needs. The flat middle part of the device supports a weight plate, and resistance can be adjusted at three increasing levels. With magnetic resistance, the harder you push against it, the harder it pushes back. The bars on either end can be positioned differently to allow users to push and pull, targeting nearly all muscle groups.
MINT Flex instructor Myke demonstrated three exercises you can try to incorporate the Sled into your workouts:
Push and Pull
With the bars in an upright position and the resistance set at 2 or 3, place your hands on the upper handles. Leaning forward, begin pushing the Sled. You can do this as a walk or, with enough space, a run. The exercise can be reversed by walking backward and pulling the machine instead of pushing.
Additional handles and harnesses can be clipped to the loop bar at the front of the machine. Using the tethered handles, stand with your feet shoulder-width apart in a slight squat. Begin with your arms fully extended and your chest up. Root your feet, pull your shoulder blades back, and engage your muscles as you pull the Sled toward you until your arms reach approximately a 90-degree angle. Take a step back until your arms are fully extended again, and repeat.
For this exercise, clip the waist harness to the front loop bar and secure it to yourself. With the weight and resistance set to your preference, walk forward until the band is taut. Then, simply begin marching forward, planting one foot while lifting the other knee.
Do you like to mix up your workout routine with new exercises and equipment? Have you used the Sled yet? Let us know @MintGymStudio, and tag us in your sweaty selfies!