Re: Farmers walk - how to program
I always do them last and treat them as conditioning work really. My focus was always on technique and speed for strongman comps, but I was using actual farmers implements and not a frame or trap bar, and there is a difference.
That being said, perform the movement that is suited to your goal.
Heavy work will certainly help grip (Don't use straps), and improve core strength.
You might want to check with the gym first too, unless it is an actual strongman or cross fit type gym, they may get funny about people dropping weights, or walking up and down with them.
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