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The Prowler is Awesome!


#1

Got a home made Prowler 6 weeks ago.

Been doing around 20 x 60m passes per week since.

The feeling at the end of each Prowler session is surreal

But everything else has gone up since.

Now I hardly feel winded in between sets.

Previously,when I do moving strongman events(tire,yoke,farmers),need at least 3 mins to recover in betweens sets,now I feel that I am good to go after just 1 min of rest.

Even my upper body lifts has increased somewhat.

The Prowler rules!


#2

Wow, that thing is nice! Very jealous!

How about some more info, such as how you had it made? How much it cost? etc...


#3

I second that. I would be interested in hearing how you made it.


#4

Yes - how did you make it?


#5

Good call, prowlers are awesome! How much weight are you loading it up with?


#6

yea this looks very interesting to build and with great success.


#7

Nice, I made one recently with an old tire. Best piece of equipment ever IMO. Im doing almost the exact same plan as you. I try to do it 3x per week and am doing 6 x 100ft each session. I start with 90 seconds between reps and every session or every other session decrease the rest by 15 seconds, until I get down to 30-45 seconds rest.

Great piece of equipment, can be used for strength, conditioning, or recovery.


#8

I am doing sets of 60m passes with 200kg on a smoother surface...30m with vertical handles turn and do 30m with the low handles(this suck the most)

=)


#9

Dude I love the prowler. I got some marine rope and started pulling it to alternate with pushing it. Best piece of equipment I've got.


#10

Right now im doing 130lbs for pushing, and 65 for pulling for only 60ft. But im using a car tire, on a rocky asphalt, so I dont know really how this would compare to a metal sled. And I just have it hooked up with some nice rope, and 2-3" thick PVC handles.

All in all, it costs like $20 and is definately the best piece of equipment for the price. Only problem is that you need weight to add, and im already maxed out. Im hoping to get a large truck tire, and then I can progress further.

Do you guys have any specific goals for sled work? Im just getting into it, but I want to do all my weight down my street and back for time. (Im guessing this would be about 200-300m) And then eventually i want to go for REAL distance, like 1/4mile, 1/2mile, and mile.