Exercise Library
Farmer Carry






AKA farmer walk
 
The farmer carry combines grip work and loading of the trunk, hips and legs to build strength and stability.
 
 
Execution
 
Walk or jog with a weighted implement in both hands—farmer handles, kettlebells, dumbbells, loaded buckets, sandbags, etc. Actively maintain whole trunk tension and strong upright posture.
 
 
Purpose
 
The farmer carry creates significant demands on trunk and hip stability and improves the ability to maintain strong posture, along with training grip strength and stamina.
 
 
Programming
 
3-4 sets of 50-100 meters is sufficient. It can be done as a standalone exercise, or combined in conditioning circuits.
 
 
Variations
 
The farmer carry can be done at speeds from walking to running, and backward. 




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