My 6 Days of Sleds experience was another success.
I did 6 straight days of sled work to get a sense of what that kind of frequency would feel like. I know I can’t do 6 straight days of weightlifting, at least not if I want to walk any time soon. But as I discussed, the nature of sled work is such that higher volume can be tolerated.
So I did a daily undulating program, working out my entire body every day. In other words, I did a mix of medium weight power movements, heavy strength movements and longer conditioning focused work, all with the sled for six straight days.
And these were full body workouts each time. Usually, if you are weightlifting more than 3 days a week, you have to use some sort of body part or upper/lower body split. Really, almost every sled movement is a compound, full body movement, so while you could do some sort of split, why bother, especially when the workouts are so short.
Speaking of which, none of these workouts were more than 8 or 9 minutes of actual work with a total time of 15-20 minutes. For most people, especially beginners, it would take about half the time.
The results? I have not done any specific lifting tests after this experiment. That wasn’t the point. The point was to see how I tolerated the frequency. And I felt great. In fact, this is the best I have felt and looked physically…ever. Given my age, and my history, that is saying something.