Overview and review of the REP fitness 4-Post sled
This is an overview of the REP fitness 4-Post sled including pros, cons, and alternatives. The original was published under which rep fitness strength equipment to buy. Follow the links for more details.
REP Push Sled $149
The REP push sled is the right tool in your box for your simulating pushing big loads. The design is optimized to have a big load of plates in the frame that than need to be pushed for a certain distance. This sled should not be used for sprints of any kind as it is not great for drag scenarios based on its triangular shape. The dimensions of this sled are:
Great budget option to have a heavy sled in your arsenal.
Pros of the REP Push Sled
The pros of the rep push sled are:
Big bulky design
Does what it says in the tin
This is a great sled for heavy pushes for big men and women who want to work on their explosiveness. With a price tag of $149 there is not a lot kid bad things you can say about it, if you really have the need for one.
Cons of the REP Push Sled
The cons of the rep push sled are:
Hard to store
Single purpose use
This is a bulky piece of equipment which will be hard to stow away once you do not use it anymore. Combined with the fact that most average joes will not need the weight capacity that this sled takes you are better off getting the 4 post sled instead.
The feet of this sled are also not as well designed as the ones of the competition from Rogue. Some might like the extra resistance this provides, but you will eat away at the substance of this sled very quickly if you use it on concrete instead of grass.
Alternatives to the REP Push Sled
Alternatives to the REP push sled are:
If you know that you will use a sled often and mainly for explosive sprints and conditioning then I think the REP 4 post sled or Rogue dogsled are the better options for you. You have a lot more possibilities of using different attachments and pushing and pulling. The only sacrifice you will be making is that this type of sled will it take as much weight as the push sled based in its design.
If you are getting a sled for max load pushes or because you are a football lineman then the Rogue butcher is the Ferrari among the heavy-duty sleds for you. The biggest difference to the REP slush sled is the price and the design of the feet.
The TITAN heavy duty sled is TITAN’s version of a max load push sled. If you like the lower price points if TITAN or if they have stock when REP does not and you are in a hurry, than this is a valid alternative. Just be aware that TITAN tends to have more quality issues than Rogue and REP.
Conclusion for the REP Push Sled
It does what it says on the tin for a good price. If you use it on grass and have the plates to max it out, then this is a good option. If you weigh under 100kg and only use your sled for conditioning get a 4 post sled instead.