will doing farmers walk help increase my deadlift?
- 04-07-2009, 11:55 AM
- 04-07-2009, 12:20 PM
I can't answer your question with facts, but I'd guess yes they'd help. I can't see how farmer's walks would hinder your deadlift. They're a great functional exercise that will help build up your forearms and work a lot of stabilizing muscles in your body.
Lots of tension over time there. I'd also suggest that they will help protect you from injury vs only doing "maximum strength" exercises.
No, they are not an explosive exercise, but I still think they will benefit your deadlift and overall strength. They're also often a staple in strong man competitions - and I've never seen wrist curls and skipping rope on there.
- 04-08-2009, 02:00 AM
Farmer's are a great conditioning tool. As Sunder said, "work a lot of stabilizing muscles in your body."
However, deadlifting helps Deadlifting. Just pull. You can add pin pulls and pulls from blocks. Deadlifting builds better deadlifts.
Some assistance work helps, but deadlifting helps the deadlift.
Get my point?
04-08-2009, 10:16 AM
anything that strengthens your upper back will help your deadlift. as long as you're going heavy enough, itll definitely help.
04-08-2009, 02:22 PM
if you are weaker towards the top of your deadlift, do rack pulls. Work on the lock out.
SFW and GFH
04-08-2009, 02:27 PM
04-08-2009, 03:02 PM
right. farmers walks aren't the best thing if your goal is to increase your deadlift, but they're a million times better than doing mini band curlz (to put it in perspective).
04-08-2009, 06:43 PM
it will help ur deadlift, i found often my GRIP was good enough. but i just couldnt keep my fingers wrapped around the bar that long farmers walked helped.
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