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Prowler and Sled Replacement


#1

Hi there, well i started the hardgainer ver. of the 5/3/1 but there´s no prowler or sled in my gym, so i was wondering how that could be replaced?


#2

As others have suggested, I’m doing hill sprints as a replacement. I have a hill close by though to where I live so it kind of works out.


#3

I live in a really flat city to say the least, but sprinting could do the work?


#4

Go early in the morning when crowds are low and push one of the.flat benches around.


#5

Can´t, there´s no room for it.
I replaced it with double leg entries (bjj guy here) this week, but im still open to suggestions.


#6

There’s really no replacement for the sled, if you have the funds investing in one would be a good idea. Can use it a ton of different ways.


#7

I’ve been tempted to skip this exercise altogether (at least my replacement exercise of hill sprints), because by the time I get to it I’ve already been working out for about an hour. I don’t like the idea of working out for more than an hour.


#8

One way to replace prowler or sled work, is towels, Lay a towel down on a basketball court and put your hands on it, and do a sprints this way, gives a similar feel to a prowler more of an emphasis on conditioning though


#9

And I’ve heard of some who will put a towel down and then put 1-2 plates on it and push it around as well.


#10

Go to a junk yard and get a large tire, - tie it to something - rope/ chain -and pull it- add weight on top when ready. You might have to fit a piece of wood in the center to load.
OR…
Buy a backpack- go to home depot- and buy 50-100 pounds of sand. Put the sand in the pack and off to the races.