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Exercise of the Week — May 24, 2010

Posted on 23. May, 2010 in Exercises

The Farmer’s Walk

This is a move you sometimes see in competition. In the traditional version, you pick up heavy weights in each hand and walk as fast as you can for as far as you can. In this version, you push a heavy weight overhead and walk, keeping your arms locked and your core very tight to support you. You can use a barbell or heavy dumbbells…or anything heavy that you can get a good grip on. Simply push the weight overhead (have a spotter nearby to help if you need to) and walk across the room holding the weight overhead (or at your sides). Repeat for as many laps as you can handle. You’ll notice you have to use every muscle in your body to stay in control, so this is a wonderful whole body exercise.