Pushing and pulling a sled is a core tenet of knees over toes training and is the foundation on which the ATG program is based.
Ben Patrick sleds every single day.
If you’re not also regularly sledding, you’re leaving serious gains on the table.
The good news is there’s some absolutely incredible new sleds on the market, designed specifically for knees over toes training!
Best Sleds For ATG – At A Glance
- Best Overall – MR1NF1N1TY X Shogun Multi Purpose Sled
- Best Budget Sled – Freak Athlete Essentials Multi Sled
- Also Decent – HGG BP-Sled 2.0
- Knees Over Toes Guy’s Sled – Rogue Dog Sled 1.2
- Best Internal Resistance Sled – Torque Fitness Tank M4
Best Overall Sled
Best Budget Sled
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The best part is that these ATG sleds are way more affordable than you would ever have thought!
*NOTE the below video doesn’t include some of the latest products, so I’d suggest reading the full article for a more accurate comparison!
Let’s not waste any more time and dive right into my list the top 5 sleds worth looking at when it comes to knees over toes/ATG.
This sled was designed specifically for knees over toes training. The build quality is superior to all others and it even comes with an optional wrap-around-rail. It’s also super affordable!
Best Overall Sled For ATG/Knees Over Toes
If you’re an athlete doing the ATG training program, this sled checks all the boxes,
- The build quality is far better than alternatives,
- It comes with upright posts for pushing,
- It also comes with plastic all-surface skis for outdoor use,
- You can slap on a wrap-around-rail for easier reverse sled pulls,
- You can get a major discount on Shogun’s premium sled strap,
- This is currently the second most affordable sled on the market!
We’ve been testing this sled for the past few weeks and were super impressed with how well it performed.
The MR1NF1N1TY X Shogun collaboration are well known for putting out only the highest quality gear, and their sled is no different.
What shocked me was what you get for just $297…
- 2 Upright posts for pushing
- Shogun’s premium sled strap
- All-surface skis
These are your basics needs for ATG/knees over toes training…
For the equivalent you’ll pay about $225 if you go for the Freak Athlete Essentials sled (using discount code A1ATHLETE) or $340ish if you opt for the HGG BP-Sled 2.0 (when you factor in shipping to the US).
So not only is the quality absolutely top shelf, but the price point is super competitive too.
You can also throw on a wrap-around-rail which makes this thing an absolute dream to pull around!
If you’re big into knees over toes training and are looking for a sled specifically for pushing and reverse sled pulls, this is the best and most affordable option!
- Incredible build quality; should last forever!
- Comes with 2 upright posts.
- Comes with all-surface skis.
- Optional wrap-around-rail.
- Second most affordable sled on the market!
- Doesn’t come with sled belt as standard, but can be added on for a big discount.
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Freak Athlete Essentials also produce a super budget-friendly sled that’s fantastic for knees over toes. Their sled is even more compact and portable than the Shogun sled and comes standard with a sled strap.
Best Budget Sled For ATG/Knees Over Toes
The Multi Sled from Freak Athlete Essentials is a fairly new piece of equipment designed specifically for the needs of athletes doing knees over toes/ATG training.
It does exactly what you need it to: nothing more, nothing less… and you can get one for around $225 using my discount code (A1ATHLETE)!
Ultra Compact Design
The Multi Sled makes use of a super minimalist frame that weighs just 30lbs, making it one of the most portable sled for knees over toes training.
This sled can easily be thrown in the back of a car and taken to the gym and is a fantastic option for travelling trainers.
Comes With Sled Strap
The guys at Freak Athlete Essentials understand just how important the reverse sled pull is and have included a sled strap/waist belt with their sled.
To buy an ATG sled strap for your sled, you’d normally be looking at spending an extra $50-$100, but the Multi Sled comes with one at no extra cost!
Now Comes With Y Posts By Default
No knees over toes sled workout is complete without the sled push, and the base unit of the Multi Sled now comes with one set of “Y posts” as standard.
“My favorite by far. Ergonomic, easy to use, easy to store, looks good in the gym, and mobile for on the go trainers! Love the multi-sled.”Range Hussein (top right)
If you like, you can add 2 sets of Y posts (as shown above) which allows you to push from both directions.
Personally I only use one set of Y posts as I’m only ever pushing the sled upwards and pulling it backwards.
Works On Any Surface
All-surface rails that allow you to use the sled on gravel or concrete without wrecking the base are now also included with the base unit.
Rogue charges $70 for this sort of upgrade on their sleds, so to have it included in the price is super nice.
Easy To Unload
One of the coolest things about the Multi Sled is that it’s really easy to unload compared to traditional sleds.
Simply pull the center pole out and slide the weights off!
Most Affordable Knees Over Toes Sled By A HUGE Margin
I’m still kind of in disbelief that this product exists at the price point it does…
Let’s compare it to your other sledding options…
|*FAE Multi Sled
|Shogun Multi Purpose Sled
|HGG BP-Sled 2.0
|Rogue Echo Dog Sled
|Rogue Dog Sled 1.2
|Torque Tank M4
As you can see, the FAE Multi Sled is significantly more affordable than the next most affordable option and has very similar functionality!
This sled is ideal for anyone who wants to push and pull a sled regularly as part of their knees over toes journey or other athletic training. It’s especially great for people who want to travel with their sled or simply for anyone not looking to spend more money than they need to!
- By far the most affordable knees over toes sled on the market.
- Includes sled strap.
- Ultra portable – this is one of the few sleds that are practical to travel with.
- Super easy to unload.
- These things sell out quite often and so you may have to preorder.
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HGG Performance (formerly Home Gym Guys) have also designed a super practical and effective training sled specifically for knees over toes training. It’s not only extremely high quality but also quite affordable!
Best Sled For Knees Over Toes – Runner Up
The “Bulletproof Sled” from HGG Performance was designed specifically for knees over toes training and that’s what it does extremely well.
Now in its second iteration, this is the most compact sled on the market, weighing only 25lbs in the box with the poles and straps!
Be sure to check out my video review of the BP-Sled for the full rundown!
High Quality Waist Strap & Skids Included
This sled comes with what I believe is the best value ATG sled strap on the market.
This sled strap is super comfortable to use and makes pulling the sled an absolute delight.
Criticism: Upright Poles Are Quite Short…
My one small criticism of this sled is that the upright poles are only 26″ in length, which means you have to get down quite low to push.
The 40″ poles Rogue uses are nice because it means you have the option of tucking your elbows in and standing more upright as you push the sled.
The Y posts on the FAE Multi Sled are 37″ off the ground which is also significantly higher than the uprights on the HGG BP-Sled.
While this definitely wasn’t ideal, it by no means is a deal breaker. I’m 6’5″ and was still able to push the sled just fine – it wasn’t at all uncomfortable.
It would simply be a nice option to use a different pushing posture.
The BP-Sled sells for just under $300, however shipping to the US will cost an extra $60 or so.
This is still significantly cheaper than either of the Rogue sleds (which we’ll get to in a bit), but still about 50% more expensive than the FAE multi sled!
HGG BP-Sled Vs. FAE Multi Sled?
Both the BP-Sled and the Multi Sled are super compact, lightweight sleds designed specifically for knees over toes training.
They both have extremely similar features, but the Multi Sled is almost a third of the cost.
The Multi Sled also has an easily detachable center pole which makes unloading the sled far easier.
The FAE Multi Sled also has higher upright poles, which means it’s going to be slightly more ergonomic to use.
Both sleds are great, but I think the FAE Multi Sled is the clear winner.
The BP-Sled is a great option for anyone who really values portability and wants to travel with a sled that doesn’t weigh too much or take up too much space.
Be sure to check out my full performance review of the BP-Sled 2.0.
- Comes standard with plastic sled skis and one of the highest quality sled belts on the market!
- Tiny footprint and is super portable!
- Upright poles are a little too short which forces you to push in an arms outstretched position.
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Knees Over Toes Guy’s Sled Setup
Before HGG’s BP-Sled and now FAE’s Multi Sled, the Rogue Dog Sled 1.2 was definitely the best option for knees over toes training, but only because there wasn’t anything on the market built specifically for knees over toes…
Just because Ben Patrick uses this particular sled in his gym, that doesn’t mean that you should too.
When Ben started sledding, the other sleds we discussed above didn’t yet exist!
How Ben Patrick Modified This Sled
Ben Patrick has a few of these sleds in his gym, each of which have some addons that make them a little bit easier to use for knees over toes work.
I’m talking about the wraparound rail kit which looks like the following…
This allows you to drag the sled backwards and once you run out of room, walk around to the other side of the sled and drag it back to where you came from.
It basically gives you a dynamic sled strap attachment point.
This Setup Is Really Expensive
Unfortunately the wraparound rail kit costs $85 but you also need to order the cross bridges that attach to it, which is another $120.
The sled itself costs $325 and comes standard with 2 upright arms, which is enough for knees over toes, but it doesn’t come with a sled strap or plastic skis which are additional addons/costs.
If you wanted to recreate the exact sled setup Ben Patrick has in his gym, you’re looking at $604 which includes the sled strap and wraparound rail.
If you’re happy foregoing the wraparound rail, which definitely isn’t necessary, you’re still looking at a cool $400 for this sled.
The plastic skis are also way too expensive at an extra $70 if you wanted those too!
Overkill For Knees Over Toes?
Rogue is known for producing some of the highest quality fitness equipment around, and their Dog Sled is no different.
These things are incredibly solid, weighing about 4 times as much as HGG’s BP-Sled.
I personally think it’s way more bulky than it needs to be if all you’re using it for is pushing and pulling it back forth using relatively light weights.
If you’re planning on also using it for other activities like heavy sled work or CrossFit, then it’s a great option.
There’s a huge range of attachments you can get for these things and endless different ways they can be used.
This sled is a great choice for anyone who plans on using it not just for knees over toes, but other heavy sled work. It’s unnecessarily large/bulky/expensive if you’re just doing basic knees over toes sled push/pull work.
- If it’s good enough for Ben Patrick, it’s good enough for just about anyone!
- Wraparound rail makes this a super convenient way to perform reverse sled pulls, especially if you don’t have a ton of space.
- Great for people who want to do more than just basic knees over toes sled push/pull work as it’s extremely solid and customizable.
- Doesn’t come standard with a sled strap or plastic skis.
- Super expensive.
- This thing is 4 times heavier than the BP-Sled!
Best Internal Resistance Sled For Knees Over Toes
If you wanted to step your sledding game up a notch, the Torque Fitness Tank M4 offers an unbeatable sledding experience at a surprisingly affordable rate.
Why Use An Internal Resistance Sled For Knees Over Toes?
As you push a regular sled harder, it ends up moving more quickly.
When you push an internal resistance sled harder, it increases the resistance so you can work harder while covering less ground.
You also don’t need to mess around with adding or removing weight plates to the sled.
The other cool benefit of using an internal resistance sled for knees over toes work is that it scales perfectly to the user’s strength level.
Elderly people (or very young athletes) can always push an internal resistance sled, but they might struggle to push a regular sled with weight on it.
This makes the internal resistance sled ideal for anyone training with a partner or in groups as it’ll always provide the perfect level of stimulus to whomever is using it.
The Tank M4 is the version you might have seen Ben Patrick using in some of his videos.
I thought these things would cost north $4,000 easily, but they sell for just $1,600 which makes them a fairly affordable piece of kit for a huge range of gyms and home gym setups.
They also retail through Amazon which is super convenient.
They also don’t come with a sled strap, so you’ll need to grab one of those as well.
Most convenient option for people training in groups as you don’t have to worry about handling weights/changing loads. Ideal for both very young and very old people, and everything in between.
- Easier to set up and pack away as there’s no handling of weight plates.
- Scales perfectly to any strength level, regardless of age or ability.
- Better stimulus over a shorter distance.
- Surprisingly affordable!
- A little bulky/difficult to move into position.
- Significantly more expensive than going with any of the other sleds discussed earlier in this article.
Overall I think the best option for knees over toes/ATG training is the Multi Purpose Sled from MR1NF1N1TY X Shogun…
It’s extremely well built, surprisingly affordable, and you can add a wrap-around-rail to massively enhance your overall experience.
As far as budget options go, I find it really difficult to go past the Multi Sled by Freak Athlete Essentials because of how insanely affordable it is while still doing everything you need it to as far as knees over toes/ATG goes.
Other sleds like the Rogue Dog Sled 1.2 simply weren’t designed for knees over toes training and don’t provide a great ‘out of the box’ solution for this use case.
If you have the money for it and really want the best possible knees over toes sled training experience, consider going for the Torque Fitness Tank M4 internal resistance sled, which is the Rolls Royce of ATG sleds.
Our Sled Testing & Review Process
We always make it our mission to be as comprehensive as possible with these product reviews so we can be as helpful as possible to our readers.
Here at A1Athlete, we have personally tested both the HGG BP-Sled 2.0, the Rogue Dog Sled 1.2, the Shogun Multi Purpose Sled, as well as the FAE Multi Sled, so we have extensive first hand experience using these products.
When testing these products, we’re seeing how well they function for the purpose of ATG/knees over toes work, which is fairly simple and usually just involves pushing the sled 30-60 feet forward and then dragging it backwards using a strap.
In addition to our first hand experience, we also took the time to research each of the other options and put together this complete list, hoping some of you would find it helpful.
Part of this research involved getting in touch with manufacturers to confirm details about several of the products you might want to know about, like how much the sleds weigh or how tall the upright poles are.
We’ve also been able to negotiate some pretty nice discounts from a couple of the manufacturers on this list, so you can get the HGG BP-Sled, FAE Multi Sled and Shogun Multi Purpose Sleds all for the best possible price using the discount code A1ATHLETE.
We’ll also be updating this article frequently to ensure the information stays up to date.
Feel free to read more about our product testing standards and review process.
What Type Of Sled Does Knees Over Toes Guy Use?
Ben Patrick has been seen using numerous different types of sleds over the years and he appears not to discriminate.
At his home gym in LA, Ben has several Rogue Dog Sled 1.2s, each with the duel bridge attachment as well as the wraparound rail kit.
I’m sure if you were to ask him, he’d say the movement itself is far more important than whatever apparatus you use to perform it with.