For many years, I have been including farmers walks in some way, shape or form in my training.
Thinking back, I actually can’t recall when I first started to utilize them, but I do remember when I did give them the due diligence that they deserve.
It was probably about 8 years ago.
I would load up 2 adjustable dumbbells to the hilt.
100, 120, 140 #’s, 150 #’s and just “grit” as far as I possible could, fighting to add more weight, more distance, more agony.
Top-end farmers are a truest testament of will.
I have performed them in my basement, outside, even in the commercial gym–which adds an element of responsibility to not drop the bells on a unsuspecting paying member’s foot as they do dumbbell flyes.
This morning, I decided to pay homage, but not so much in weight, but more so in time.
Here was the session:
15’s x 3 minute carry.
20’s x 3 minute carry.
25’s x 2 minute carry.
30’s x 2 minute carry.
35’s x 1 minute carry.
40’s x 1 minute carry.
45’s x 1 minute carry.
50’s x 1 minute carry.
Light weight, but semi-challenging in terms of time under tension. I’m going to push this idea in the coming weeks.