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Old 10-30-2009, 11:22 AM   #21
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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.

Thanks fellas.
There's a 7 AM on Saturday mornings?
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Old 10-31-2009, 06:56 AM   #22
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There's a 7 AM on Saturday mornings?
Yes...yes there is. I'm there right now, except my early Saturday mornings are for gymnastics strength training.
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Old 10-31-2009, 02:58 PM   #23
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The goddamned Prowler is the end of the fucking world. The only thing I could imagine worse than pushing that thing is pushing it at 7 in the morning.
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Old 10-31-2009, 03:24 PM   #24
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Don't act like the Prowler is THAT bad, Brandon, it really isn't. I can think of several things I'd rather not do, and running a 5k is one of them.
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Old 10-31-2009, 03:44 PM   #25
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We must be pushing a different metal contraption. The best use I can think of for the Prowler is to drop them in anger on Afghanistan.
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Old 11-01-2009, 07:23 AM   #26
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this is by far the best use of prowler!



Must be done in the rain!
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Old 11-01-2009, 07:46 AM   #27
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Based on the shrub alignment in the background, that looks to be inclined too.
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Old 11-03-2009, 11:55 AM   #28
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I am going to put some plywood across the openings so I can use sandbags and KBs as weight and then use them when I stop. So intervals of prowler and swings?
There is a video from DeFranco's Training of just such a combination on Youtube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qH2WOQ1PZz4

I've yet to experience that layer of hell personally, but it's exactly what you are describing. No reason that sandbags wouldn't work too.


I'm generally opposed to puking from workouts, but yeah, the Prowler seems to be an especially fast - and sneaky - way of finding out your limit. You're doing fine and then suddenly, you're not fine anymore. If that's all it did it would be BS, but it's a fantastic conditioning tool IMO. Technically simple, scalable, and it doesn't require a lot of trips to get a training effect. I love it for that reason. Just load it, run it, and you're done. It's just a matter of digging in and gutting it out when it gets hard, you don't need to worry about form breakdown. If your form breaks down, it just stops moving. Or runs into a pothole and just sits there.
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Old 11-05-2009, 08:35 PM   #29
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So is it wrong to want to do the Prowler alot. For some reason I REALLY like it. I did a Prowler push with a 40# sandbag and 1.5 pood KB on it push the high handles for 30-40m, single arm KB swings (switch hands at top of swing) and push it back on the low handles. Not sure how many trips I made in 7:30, but I was done.

It sucks that the weather is going to shit up here in MN. I guess I will have to get it in while I can. I have to find some more ideas for prowler WOD.
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Old 12-08-2009, 07:00 PM   #30
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I use my prowler a ton with my kids groups/speed camps. I push the low handles/hard side and the younger kids push the vertical handles. I'll take a few of the older kids on my end and then we push 60 feet and hand it off to the group going the other way at the end one person is left standing.

This will improve your conditioning immensely. 2-3 times a week is about right.
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