I am wanting to get a prowler or sled for conditioning. I will be using it in my backyard on grass. What would you guys recommend? I also don't want to spend no more than I have to.
I vote Prowler. Lots of handles for varying pushing/pulling positions and you know it is constructed right.
If you want something on the cheap, don't be afraid to look into building something.
I completely agree. Get the prowler or, if money is an issue, build a diy tyre sled.
How is the prowler on grass?
I haven't had any issues with mine on grass .. sometimes I take to a local park with a decent hill and push it up and down .. no snags, pretty smooth.
Yep, you can build a sled for next to nothing. Prowler is more expensive, but far more versatile.
I've used both in gyms and if I had to chose I'd go for the Prowler. However, I train at home and wanted to incorporate this type of training. The Prowler wasn't really viable so I rigged up a tyre sled, as I have grassland right outside the back of the house and use it on there. The only expense here was the suspension trainer (to pull it) and the eye bolt/nut (to connect it to the suspension trainer). I use KBs/DBs for load. The backward drags are awesome workouts. It's also good for eccentric-less training (row, push, pull-through, etc).
As a bonus, which you don't get with the Prowler, it is an excellent tool for heavy carries. Jamming the weights inside the rim makes the walk to and from the park an excellent suitcase carry. Obviously if you have a pair you can double up for farmer's walks. I have found them much more comfortable to carry than other implements, as long as I'm wearing gloves. And, for some strange reason, I seem to get greater DOMs from a tyre carry than a KB carry, even when the load is similar. Win, win...
Tough, get one with a centre pole if you can to avoid the dreaded "jump up" to the groin if it hits a big bump. If you have plastic protectors on the legs, the prowler is basically impossible on grass
You can sled drag a prowler BTW but it isn't as nice as a sled for that. Rogue make a hybrid too.
I'd go with the sled. Cheaper and more suited for grass. I have both and as soon as i put a decent amount of weight on the prowler it just digs into the grass, especially if its a bit soft after rain. I only use it on solid surfaces. Sled is much more grass friendly.
If you live in in area where it snows, every Home Depot, Lowes, etc sells sand tubes to throw in the pick up truck to help traction. Usually 70 pounds and $3 each, cheapest weight you can find.