Powertec Compact Leg Sled Weight Capacity

If are looking for reviews on the Powertec Compact Leg Sled, one issue that might read about is that the Leg Sled can not hold enough weight. One of the beauties of home training is that there is nearly always a way to solve your issue. In this case it is both simple and cheap!

What I do is grab one of my Spud Inc Resistance Bands, hitch on to one of the Powertec Sled’s handles, run it under the footplate. Then simply hook it over the other handle. You will find this much easier if you hook it all up with the sled at its lowest position – especially when you are using stronger bands.

Even if my Sled could hold more weight plates, I would still probably use my resistance bands. They are a hell of a lot cheaper for starters, plus a lot easier to store. But the best part by far, is that it dramatically changes the resistance. The bands really pull the carriage down, so you have to focus on the negative part of the movement.

The other thing I would like to add, before you go loading up the resistance in any form on your sled, make sure that you are not getting carried away with just lifting more and more weight. At the expense of form.

The biggest advantage of this machine is that it isolates your quads like no other. The best way to do this is go a bit lighter and do a few more reps. Here is a great video where Lee discusses high rep training.

Plus here is another great video where Brad demonstrates a great leg workout that takes full advantage of the Powertec Leg Sled’s functionality.

So use these videos and their concepts for your next leg workout before you pile on the weight. If you want to lift heavy do barbell squats or deadlifts. The Leg Sled is the perfect machine for giving your back and knees a break from the heavy weight, but still giving you the ability to apply the blow torch to your quads.