What’s so good about farmer walks
People who haven’t tried walking with a reasonable load (half bodyweight in each hand) for a distance of 100 to 200 meters cannot understand it, as the exercise doesn’t look as glam as some of the other strength exercises. It’s just walking, how hard could it be?
Farmers walk (and other loaded carries) are great for overall full body strength, local muscular endurance and conditioning.
More specifically, farmers walk hit the traps, hips and legs, grip and ankles. They also add some bone density to your spine and you’ll stress the cardiovascular and respiratory systems at the same time. See below for 2 easy workouts to implements.
Because of the eccentric component that happens while moving forward with a unstable heavy load, Farmers walk train unilateral deceleration skills as well, a very important factor in injury prevention for athletes. Frankly, you can’t go wrong with this exercise!