Sleds are a great conditioning tool and they are used by many pro athletes. I mostly do my sled workouts after a heavy leg workout as a finisher which is a tip I picked up from a fellow coach. Sled workouts do not have eccentric component which means there is a lot less muscle break down that occurs. This is great, so athletes can get a great metabolic workout and blast their legs without worrying about being too sore the next day.
The sled finisher workout is as below
Drag sled forward 1 minute
Drag sled backwards 1 minute
Drag sled sideways (right side) 1 minute
Drag sled sideways (left side) 1 minute
Depending on the available work area you have, the time duration for each drag can be decreased. Just make sure to, use the same amount of time for each drag. The weight of the sled should be 70-100 lbs depending on the surface friction. Do this finisher for 10-15 minutes non stop after a heavy leg workout. Make sure to work slowly in a controlled fashion.
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