Monday, October 11, 2010

Farmers Walk Complex

Want to work on your conditioning, build a little strength, drop some fat, increase your grip potency, and add some variety to your routine? Try the following farmers walk complex at the end of a workout, or on a day where you don't have much time to complete a typical 30-75 minute training session. It's also great for those who have limited equipment (ex. a few pairs of dumbbells).

I got this idea from Nick Tumminello of PerformanceU up in Maryland. You can perform a variety of exercises between each carry; I simply demonstrated a few of the options available. Walk 20-40yds (depending on your available space) between each exercise, varying the carry pattern between each movement (arms at sides, shoulder carry, even an arms-overhead carry).

I'd recommend moderately heavy weights to do this. Perform 3-4 rounds, resting 1-2 minutes between each round. It's harder than it looks!


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