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Benefits of the Prowler Sled for In-Season Baseball Training

By Kenny Matanane MS, RSCC, USAW, Baseball Strength and Conditioning , 12/10/18, 12:00PM CST

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Varying the resistance is as easy as increasing or reducing weight, or lengthening or shortening distance depending on the desired effect.

The Prowler sled is a valuable training device that can be used for in-season total body training. The sled can be used to help increase strength, improve power, enhance conditioning, increase hypertrophy and burn excess body fat.

Newton’s Third Law of Motion states that “For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.” 

Because ground reaction force is the force exerted by the ground on a body in contact with it, any form of training that helps increase the ability to apply horizontal force into the ground, such as pushing a sled, will help accelerate an athlete when he or she runs.

The Prowler sled is an effective method of simulating the lower body mechanics of running with less wear and tear than running.