Since my basketball playing days I have always payed serious attention to my conditioning and even though I was mislead in my younger years, I have to say that I was always known to be a well conditioned athlete that could go at a high intensity for the whole game. But the truth is that you can always get better and you can always be more conditioned!
Its been over a year since my first ordeal with the Prowler and I can remember getting it and being real excited about incorporating it at the end of the training session. I started pushing it high and then low on the reversal while switching with two other athletes. I felt confident as my conditioning was good but around 5 minutes into the Prowler workout I started “feeling it” in a not so good way. I stopped and called it a day thinking I’d be fine only to find out about 5 minutes later it hit me. I felt like I had got the flu, sweating, hot, nauseaus and looking like death. It took me a half hour to gather myself and that day I realized that the Prowler was no joke! This is where the term “Prowler Flu” comes from.
I have been incorporating the sled for years and the Prowler for less than a year now and I can honestly say it is the best piece of equipment to get athletes conditioned like mutants. Just like Joe Defranco said, I don’t know the scientific theories behind it and I don’t care, the Prowler will make you a monster when it comes to conditioning – period.
Here is some clips of a couple of Hocevar Performance’s athletes (me included) running the Prowler and the newbies experiencing “the flu”.
You have to go above and beyond if you want to be in the lead and be a champion. It doesn’t matter what you do in life, you can’t put in half the work and reap all the rewards. All the hard work, commitment, pain and persistence pays of more than you can count, it’s priceless! If you are ready to take that step to be a champion, you want to be around people that are among the five percentile and want to fulfill their potential then the doors at Hocevar Performance are open……you just have to step through.
What are some of you guys doing for conditioning? Are you using the Prolwer and the Sled?