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Old 10-29-2009, 04:17 PM   #11
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It is truly remarkable how quickly you can go from cool down sled push to full barf...it is very not cool actually, but a great tool nonetheless. I've had the experience with pushing other stuff as well like motorcycles.
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Old 10-29-2009, 04:56 PM   #12
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Patrick,
I think the disconnect you're sensing is that some people seem to actively seek out exercising until they puke, while from what I've heard with the Prowler is it is pretty easy to get to puking stage before one realizes they've gone that far.
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Old 10-29-2009, 06:45 PM   #13
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I was joking...I am very averse to barfing. I was surprised how quickly you can get to that point with the prowler, though.
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Old 10-29-2009, 07:10 PM   #14
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The feeling of about to vomit and/or dry heaving can come within 2-3 trips...
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Old 10-29-2009, 07:32 PM   #15
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how long are your trips? I'll be honest, I've done a lot of prowler work and I never had that feeling of wanting to puke...
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Old 10-29-2009, 08:56 PM   #16
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Jay,

Not terribly long, and not terribly weighted. But it's really hard to push that thing on grass without cleats... and I'm not in great condition anyway.

EDIT: Accurate reflection of my level of conditioning...
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Old 10-29-2009, 09:40 PM   #17
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You don't see that very often, usually its on concrete or some other harder surface.
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Old 10-29-2009, 10:45 PM   #18
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Not in my back yard.. I usually just sprint one way with the poles then sprint back pushing low handles on the way back, short break, repeat, etc.
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Old 10-30-2009, 05:09 AM   #19
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There was this one time at band camp...

I did a heavy workout with the prowler one day, not a cool down where we started empty and every trip (about 40m's) you put on a plate up til you couldn't go anymore than without stopping took a plate off each way all the way back to empty. I thought I was going to die.

I don't like to puke, have no desire to puke and hate pushing people to puke. Doesn't matter what you are doing it isn't healthy. The prowler lets you find what your threshold is very quickly, faster than anything I have ever done before.
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Old 10-30-2009, 11:06 AM   #20
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Dang, this thread really makes me feel guilty. I have a great homemade sled, only use it a few times a month, well, that's going to change tomorrow. I think I'm going to make Sat mornings at 7:00 AM, sled work, day in, day out.

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