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Farmers Walk

Discussion in 'Strength & Conditioning Discussion' started by teh_mma!, Sep 30, 2010.

  1. teh_mma! Blue Belt

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    Dont see much love for it in this section. I think a heavy Farmers Walk is one of the best movements.
    Anyone else agree or disagree?
     
  2. ExtremeStandard Yellow Belt

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    I absolutely love farmer walk hand holds with heavy dumbbells. I sometimes will add the walk into it. It improves my grip and forearm strength, plus it a burly tough guy type lift haha.
     
  3. maravillin Blue Belt

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    i need to incorporate this
     
  4. grrthetree Green Belt

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    Everyone here loves farmers walks. Good stuff. Do them for conditioning with other movements, or by themselves, either way sucks.
     
  5. Miiiiiiighty Gold Belt

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    I want to do those but I need to buy big handles first as the heaviest dumbells in my gyms are 100lbs ... ( Oly weighlifting gym )
     
  6. MASShole Get it?

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    Best movement for what?

    I love them.
     
  7. Standard Too dumb to learn, too stubborn to quit

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    Transporting 2 heavy objects quickly, duh!
     
  8. Weeping Gibbon Blue Belt

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    Big fan of the farmers walk.

    I tend to use them as a 'rest' exercise between sets. I wander around my gym (approx 30-40m) between sets and before you know it you've done about 15-20 'walks'
     
  9. MASShole Get it?

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  10. airborneradio White Belt

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    At a fitness challenge I was horrible at them. But now we have incorporated them into our combat fitness program. Since then my grip strength has signfigantly improved.
     
  11. superking Poet — Traveler — Soldier of Fortune

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    I love 'em. Haven't done them in a while though. When I was doing them I found huge logs in my local wooded area and attached short chains to them as handles.

    In fact, before I had equipment a lot of my training was using implements I found in that wooded area. Stumps, big rocks, logs, etc.
     
  12. Vortex177 White Belt

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    Yep, great exercise but be careful. Its not uncommon for people injure their backs doing FW.... which makes sense carrying a lot of weight leg to leg and then putting the bars down when exhausted. I'm not saying dont do them - just be careful on your form.
     
  13. Arpie Orange Belt

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    Common advice is chest up, shoulders back, abs tight, eyes set on target, baby steps and crush the handle.
     
  14. Tosa Red Belt

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    This usually happens when someone thinks "this weight is nothing compared to what I deadlift", and as a result of that sort of thinking isn't careful about keeping a neutral lower back and tight core. So, not the fault of the exercise, but the fault of people being stupid...so like any number of other exercises.
     

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