We Tested the $799 Torque Fitness Tank M1 Sled for Home Workouts – Men’s Health

PUSHING AND PULLING a sled can be an excellent cardio addition to your strength and conditioning training. But do you have one in your home gym? Most likely not, given all the space and equipment required for sled training.

The Torque Fitness Tank M1 Push Sled may very well make the case that it’s high time to invest in one—specifically, this one. Part of its appeal is that it allows you to use the sled without many of the extra components that traditionally come from sled training.

“A challenging part of adding in sled work into your routine is, do you have the space? Do you have the weights? Do you have all the options available for yourself?” says David Otey, C.S.C.S., trainer and Men’s Health Advisory Board Member. “The team at Torque Fitness created the M1 Tank to create a compact and weightless version of a sled that actually might be the answer to all of your questions.”

Torque Fitness Torque Fitness TANK M1 Sled
Torque Fitness Torque Fitness TANK M1 Sled

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Benefits of Sled Training Workouts

As Otey explains, we often end up seeing something called “axial stress” with our fitness trending. “If I were to do a barbell back squat, that means that the barbell has to rest on the top of my spine and my spine has to accommodate and compress in order to hold that weight,” he says. “When I’m doing sled work, because the weight is in front of me, there is no stress between the back outside of the muscles being active to stabilize your body, which makes it a great option for people.”

Otey further elaborates that if you ever worked out vigorously you’ve probably felt what’s called delayed onset muscle soreness (a.k.a. DOMS), which is that “achy, sore feeling.” That typically comes from what’s called eccentric contractions, the lengthening of the muscle. “When it comes to sled training, it is mostly a concentric only movement. The muscles are really shortening under stress,” he adds.

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Source: https://www.menshealth.com/fitness/a41611926/weight-sled-torque-tank-m1-review/

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