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Q: How is TANK™ different from a standard friction sled or ‘prowler’?
A: Unlike friction sleds or ‘prowlers,’ TANK™ is controlled by magnetic resistance — meaning you don’t need to change out the weight for each user. By flipping the resistance lever, you can change the intensity of your workout without adding or removing heavy weight plates. Additionally, TANK™ is an all-surface weight sled with wheels, meaning it will not tear up your carpet or flooring.
Q: One of my wheels seems low on air, what should I do?
A: If this occurs, all you need to do is pump up the tire like you would your bicycle tire, and you will be back to your workout in no time. If this doesn’t solve the problem, contact us at Torque and we can help you troubleshoot the issue.
Q: Where can I find maintenance tips for my TANK™?
A: There are maintenance tips included in your TANK™ Assembly Guide. Please check these out, as the guide answers most questions and provides tips on how to make easy adjustments to keep your weight sled working smoothly.
Q: Can TANK™ be used as an outdoor weight sled?
A: Yes. TANK™ is coated with electrostatic paint, so you can use it outdoors, under all weather conditions, without fear of damaging the equipment. In addition, this is an all-surface fitness sled, meaning it was built to be used on a range of outdoor surfaces — from grass fields to turf tracks.
Q: Why do football teams use TANK™?
A: Weight sleds are particularly popular with football teams because they are centered on dynamic movement and have multi-use capabilities — ideal for a flexible team workout. TANK™ is perfect for engaging multiple muscle groups at once, so you can make sure your team is targeting the muscles that need the most attention for their game. Adaptable and engaging for the competitive athlete, TANK™ won’t allow you to coast and will push football players in a way that traditional weight sleds cannot. Learn more about why professional athletes choose TANK™ over other weight sleds.
Q: What is a sled workout?
A: When you train with TANK™ you experience an intense full body workout. This innovative weight sled resists an athlete’s effort to run faster and accelerate. Basically, the faster you push TANK™, the more energy you must exert. A sled workout provides a versatile cardio workout, grounded in intense strength training.
Q: How do you use a weight or power sled?
A: TANK™ is a versatile piece of equipment that can be used in a variety of ways. You can push or pull the weight sled, gripping a rubber-coated handle, to target specific muscle groups. Torque’s innovative magnetic resistance brake system prevents individuals from accelerating and forces them to work harder the faster they run. With four adjustable levels of resistance, you can move the lever to achieve the exact resistance you’re looking for in your workout. To switch up your training session, attach battle ropes to the tow hooks on either side of the power sled. TANK™ can be used on any terrain or surface.
Q: Can TANK™ be used by individuals in physical therapy?
A: Yes. TANK™ is ideal for therapy or rehab purposes. This push pull sled promotes functional exercise, and its resistance capabilities allow users to build up their strength slowly over time, which prevents further injury. The resistance lever lets you target the exact level of resistance you’re after, so you can manage and control every aspect of your workout. The magnetic braking system also means that injured individuals can change the resistance level without lifting heavy weight plates on and off TANK™. Torque’s weight sled is easy-to-use and safe — perfect for aging adults or individuals going through physical rehabilitation or therapy.
Q: How do the TANK™ resistance and difficulty levels work?
A: TANK™ resistance is proportional to the speed — meaning that the faster you push the TANK™, the more resistance there is at any level. The chart below gives some approximate lb. weight equivalent values based on the speed you are pushing a TANK and the Level of Resistance you have chosen (Neutral, 1, 2, 3).