Sled Pushes Straight Arms vs Bent Arms 

 Arms straight is beneficial for acceleration simply due to the bigger stride length.

Arms bent gives you better leverage from a more tight, compact position allowing you to push heavier loads due to a shorter stride/range of motion, giving you a mechanical advantage.

Yes it’s possible to push heavy loads with arms straight, but the key is to maintain a neutral spine, most people end up dropping their neck and rounding their back to use their bodyweight as an advantage to push.

Key Takeaways:

  • Aways maintain a neutral spine
  • Arms straight is better for acceleration/speed
  • Bent arms is better for heavy loads
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