Monday, October 24, 2011

Day 24 of 365: Take A Walk

Today, I am going to introduce you to one of the most simplistic, yet most effective ways to strong.  Chances are, you have in fact done this movement many, many times in the past, but you did not realize it's potential to build both mental and physical strength.  Can you guess what it is?

It's the Farmer's Carry! 

The farmer's carry is right up there with "Old School" lifts such as the deadlift, squat, and press.  In fact, just like the lifts previously mentioned, the farmer's carry was a necessity in everyday life and still is, albeit a bit more rare...sadly. 
Think about it, how did we get our suitcases from one place to another?  
Note: Before they had wheels and a fold-down bench seat for the weary(weak) traveler. 
We Farmer's Carried it!!!  
As kids, how did you manage to transport all of your fort-building material?  
You guessed it....
We FARMER'S CARRIED that shit!!!
So, now on to the important question:  Why is it that you don't see it implemented into training program very often?  

Answer:  I have no freakin' clue why some choose to ignore the obvious.  I have a theory that many of today's trainers tend to over-complicate things to make themselves feel like the all-knowing, superior trainer.  It's just a theory...
Point is, I will not let you miss out on such a potent exercise!

So, here's the deal....Tomorrow, I will be posting a video of how to actually perform the Farmer's Carry.  We will discuss some of the details that often get ignored, as well as show some different variations of the carry.  After reading/watching tomorrow's post, I want you to use the carry in some form or fashion for EVERY workout you have this week.  Simple, right?  When the week has come to a close, let me know how the carries helped you get warm and/or what effect it had on your workout.

Until then... 

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