Brie Larson’s Instagram account is a credible source of fitness motivation. The Captain Marvel actress seems to constantly push herself with new routines. She has recently taken up rowing, inverted her core exercises, and performed weighted push-ups, to mention a few recent instances shown on her social media. She has lately added a powerful sled push to her program. Larson put up a series of photos on Instagram last week of her pushing a four-wheel Torque Fitness sled. The huge piece of equipment looks like it’s full of weights, and Larson’s face in the photos says everything you need to know about how hard it was for her to move the sled forward.
She wrote in the caption, “Hey, Siri, play “Push it” by Salt-N-Pepa.”
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Why does Larson do this? Marty Miller a NASM regional master instructor and vice president of education and training at Technogym North America says that adding a weighted sled push to a training program is a safe and effective way to improve both performance and overall fitness. He says that to move a sled forward, you have to quickly put out a lot of force, which works the glutes, quadriceps, hamstrings, and calves. “It builds unilateral lower body strength and power, improves hip and ankle mobility, sprint mechanics, maximum running speed, core activation, and metabolic conditioning,” says Miller.
Larson isn’t the only star that includes sled training into their fitness routine. Kate Hudson just posted an Instagram video of herself pushing a sled with trainer Brian Nguyen. Nguyen previously told that the sled pushes and pulls “work everything.” “It’s also excellent for separating the legs and hips – your legs must move separately,” he adds. He also said that the workouts demand upper body strength
If you’ve been looking for a way to change up your strength training routine and have access to a gym with a sled, let these celebrities motivate you to give the full-body exercise a try. Just make sure to get help from a trainer if you’re not sure how to do the move.