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Prowler Pushes


#1

Hello everyone I recently started doing prowler work twice a week to get my conditioning up and to get down into a lower weight class for boxing. My question is would doing prowler pushes twice a week be enough to drop fat and to noticeably increase my conditioning? I train very hard on the prowler,usually to the point where I feel nauseas. Any help is very much appreciated. Thanks


#2

as far as conditioning goes the prowler is a great tool for that, when it becomes easy add more reps or shorten your rest times. Moving down a weight class will require you to dial in your nutrition, plain and simple. Try looking up carb cycling on the search engine here, or browse over on EliteFTS.com.


#3

Alright so if I get my nutrition where it needs to be combined with Prowler pushes 2 times a week I'll be able to drop fat and get into the lower class? Thanks for the help


#4

Dropping weight can be done in several ways.

Dropping calories
Adding work (lifting and/or conditioning)
Cleaning up a dirty diet

Or a combo of any of those.

If you need some help dropping weight, you'll have to give more information. If it's a small % of your total weight it can probably be done with water restriction before a fight. If it's more than water weight, you'll need a combo of the above.

I'm more for doing more work (to a point) before cutting calories. I feel it allows more strength to be saved.


#5

The prowler is frickin awesome and definitely one of my favorites. I use it for intervals in the following manner.

6-8 sets: 35 yard maximal sprint pushing the prowler (Rest 60 seconds and then repeat)

I definitely suggest getting a few more interval/cardio days in if you're trying to drop weight because 2 days a week of intervals probably isn't going to be enough. But keep the prowler to no more than 2 days a week. There's plenty of other methods for interval training to decrease body fat, but that's a whole other post in itself.