I was reading an article on the different training techniques used by the coaches of Usain Bolt and Asafa Powell, and noticed that both of them love weight sledges. So I thought I’d get one, but then realised they are £75+ for just a few bits of metal!
So being an engineer I decided I’m going to make my own, I’ll probably make a few extra for my club and for athletes I know who want one.
I’ll probably get them laser cut as I don’t think I’ve got any 6mm steel at work, but I’ll still need to fold the end and weld on the bar to hold the weights, but it should be pretty easy, and much cheaper than buying one!
Here’s a design I drew up earlier of what I’m going to make…