Article: The Farmers Walk Does More Than You Know

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    Damn good article and A MUST!!! Cant believe I let myself stop doing these but the overhead is the way I plan to go!
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    Originally Posted by TheMovement View Post
    Damn good article and A MUST!!! Cant believe I let myself stop doing these but the overhead is the way I plan to go!


    Agreed. No clue why I stopped doing this. My favorite thing to do to warm up.
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    Originally Posted by hardwork25 View Post
    Agreed. No clue why I stopped doing this. My favorite thing to do to warm up.
    Workout in a YMCA so anything that looks "crazy" is just frowned upon. Sad I let them make me drop some things but will be bringing them back shortly.
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    Awesome article. I did trap bar walks this morning with trap bar dead lifts. First two sets of walks were for strength with heavy weight and shorter distance; the second two sets were lighter weight with longer distance.
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    Great article...until the recommendation to strap.

    I have carried 140lb DBs 30 yards at a bodyweight of 170-185lb.
    And I don't train the Farmer's Carry nearly enough.

    If you're worried about elbow issues, reduce the load and slap on a pair of Fat Gripz, progressively overload for a good period of time, and then return to implements without the Fat Gripz. I'd be surprised if your carry isn't significantly heavier for the same time or distance.
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    Nice read
    It's easy, just lift heavy!
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    Never done this before I think ill start with weight that allows me to use good posture and work up from there. I plan on using this long term so I don't feel bad starting lighter on an exercise I've never done before. If I can build up weight rapidly I will but eventually I'm going to hit a point where progression slows. Hopefully this will help with my grip strength I have a very weak grip. Working up to 125 lb dumbbells would be a huge accomplishment for me. Just have to stick with it and not get greedy by adding more weight than I can handle. Better to start off too light than too heavy
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    Buy a pair of Fat Gripz asap.
    Relatively cheap, will last forever, unbelievably versatile.

    After your Farmer's Carry work, do 3-5 sets of static holds with the heaviest barbell you can tolerate for 15-20 seconds.
    You can also roll a few sets of Farmer's Carry with the Fat Gripz with lighter implements than you normally use (start around 50% of typical load, back off or step it up accordingly) the same day or a second day of the week.

    Also, per Dave Tate, your weak link in grip is the pinkie. Get one of those black spring loaded clips from an office supply store/closet and try to open it with just your thumb and pinkie. Don't be surprised if you can't right away. Work on it.
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