by Al Myers
I’m constantly thinking up new ways to impose self-induced torture on my training partners. It’s the DINO GYM mentality! We have a 150 foot cement “runway” in front of the gym that is perfectly level – that we use for pulling sleds, walking with yokes and farmers implements, carrying kegs, and the like. It’s a great way to get in a little “cardio” after a lifting session, and after a few runs, you are totally “wiped out”. Plus doing these activities are WAY MORE fun than sitting like a puppet on the stationary exercise bike or walking aimlessly to nowhere on the treadmill. That type of cardiovascular training bores me to tears. Actually, I can’t even stand it its so boring. I just watch the clock constantly – waiting for my 30 minutes to elapse so I can quit. Training is suppose to be fun!!!!!
Well – NOW IT IS!!! I’ve pushed on all types of prowlers, and love them. But I always felt like the prowler could be improved, so thus, the invention of the DINO GYM DRAGSTER! You can think of the dragster as the “ultimate prowler” – it takes the prowler to a whole nother level! I’ve spent a lot of time on this design, and after much prototype redesigning, it finally is perfected.
Last weekend was the BIG TEST DAY for the final design of the dragster. I gathered several of my training partners for this grueling experiment, and we spent a couple of hours being test subjects. I had no idea how exhausted I was becoming because I was having so much fun! The next few days I paid the price with my front quads being so sore I couldn’t go up steps. The unique thing about the dragster is that it can take “live weight” along with added plates. Of course, when I say “live weight” I mean one of your training partners. Actually, I had as much fun riding the dragster as pushing it. Sorta made me feel like a kid again riding my sled down the hill when it snowed. This “live weight” added a whole new dimension to the training as when you were the one pushing you wanted to give the other guy a fast run – thus the reason for the name DRAGSTER!!!
This is the perfect training implement for everyone – lifters, athletes, strongmen, etc. I’m going to take the Dragster to production. If anyone is interested in one – send me an email and I’ll give you a quote.