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CrossFitters didn’t invent the farmer’s carry—farmers probably did. But CrossFitters have certainly embraced the concept of grabbing heavy weight in both hands—be it dumbbells, a trap bar, plates, or kettle bells—and walking with it for distance or time. And you should, too. It’s a means for enhancing conditioning, core and grip strength, and overall real-world functionality.
“Farmer’s carries are one of the simplest moves for getting stronger. You don’t need much experience or special equipment to go heavy with good form,” says Jeff Jucha, owner and head coach at West Little Rock CrossFit in Arkansas. “If you’re skipping them, you’re missing a great way to build upper-body strength, jack up your heart rate, and improve your gripping power, all in a short amount of time.”
Follow Jucha’s tips below and then give his finisher a try:
100-Meter Heavy Farmer’s Finisher
Directions: Do every three minutes for 12 minutes (four rounds total).
“Pick weights that may require you to set them down during the round,” Jucha says. “But don’t rest too long mid-round. The sooner you finish, the more rest you’ll get before the next 100 meters.”