Take a second and think about how many other gripping exercises there are. There’s a ton! Deadlifts, chin ups, bent over rows, bench presses… the list goes on and on. So whether you’re looking to improve your strength for other gripping exercise, or just want to improve your overall strength and stability, the farmer carry is for you!
Next time you’re around heavier dumbbells or kettlebells, try integrating the farmer carry into a circuit. Aim for 3-4 sets at 40 yards of total distance while walking with your weights in-hand. If your grip isn’t struggling by the time you’ve hit the halfway mark, it’s usually a good indication that you should go heavier.
If you want to learn more about the specifics of the weighted carry, check out this article. If you have any questions about the weighted carry or any questions in general, please don’t hesitate to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.