PHILIPPI'S TAKE: "It's one of the easiest lifts to duplicate in the gym, but the farmer's walk [where competitors carry a 200-plus-pound object in each hand and walk for distance] is arguably one of the toughest events in strongman. It tests grip, balance and overall strength."
EXECUTION: For this exercise, you need some room to walk. Start with a pair of the heaviest dumbbells you can find on the floor at your sides. Take a firm grip, stand up with the dumbbells at your sides and begin to walk forward. Pick up your pace as fast as you can, but always make sure your stepping pattern is even. If you run out of real estate and must turn, step with the outside foot first instead of rotating on the inside foot. When you can no longer hold on, safely drop the dumbbells off to your sides.
VOLUME: Do 2—3 sets, walking for maximal distance in each.