I stand corrected. The original post has been edited appropriately.
Originally Posted by Jim Wendler
I got a private message about this sled, so I though I'd update it.
They are back on sale at Dick's Sporting Goods under the name "SKLZ Chrome Power Sled". It's gone up $10 in price, but it's still the cheapest you can buy a sled.
After about 3 months, mine is still holding up great. In fact it's exactly the same as when I got it. I push it regularly and it's holding up.
Dicks have a $20 discount on all orders over $100 finishing tonight
Do the uprights on this thing come off easy? So that I can put it in the trunk?
I know the prowler's just slide off
Why does every one prefer prowlers over drag type sleds?
I don't really comprehend this sentiment. What exactly do you feel weird about?
Originally Posted by tertius
Yes, they slide off easily. I take them out to remove plates rather than slide the plates all the way up. I can easily put it into a trunk.
Originally Posted by Cousin Bo
Well, because I can push and pull this sled. I can push it several different ways at different heights, and attach my harness or a rope and pull it like a drag sled. Plus it can be loaded to weights far beyond what most drag sleds.
Originally Posted by MEbigUsmall
And in this particular case, this push/pull sled is the same price as just a drag sled, and comes with a harness.
Some people are just that way. I am all about the best bang for the buck. Whatever gets the job done for the best price, in most cases. I don't try to cut corners on equipment that I depend on for my safety, but I'll buy knock-off strength equipment all day long.
Originally Posted by rumblefish
Have you noticed much in the way of leg development?
It's hard to say because I squat regularly and my legs grew a lot from squatting before I ever owned a sled. I don't know that they're getting bigger or more cut, but I'm getting in better shape using it. As I use it I can go longer without wanting to die or feeling like my legs are going to explode.
I'll second this. I think we all squat so much that it's hard to parse where leg development is coming from. But pushing a prowler I can feel it get easier each time and/or I can do more. So I know I'm getting in better condition and most importantly, it doesn't affect my lifting performance. That, for me, is a perfect combination.
Originally Posted by KAG