The farmer’s carry, also known as the farmer’s walk or suitcase carry, is a whole-body exercise that involves holding a weight in both hands while walking for a pre-determined distance or amount of time. Similar to carrying grocery bags from the car to the house in one trip, this exercise became well-known throughout the health and fitness industry thanks to Strongman and CrossFit.
People commonly use dumbbells, kettlebells, and plates to perform this exercise. Some training facilities may even offer farmer’s carry handles, which are useful for going extremely heavy and practicing for competition. Even if you’re not looking to compete, this exercise offers several benefits and trains many muscle groups simultaneously!
In this article, we’ll cover the major muscle groups worked by the farmer’s carry and identify the top five benefits you can expect from adding this exercise to your routine.[Read more…]