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2003/12/01 12:12:24 (permalink)

farmers walk


Thinking of adding this to my routine, using heavy dumbells.

What sort of fixed distance is normally used as one 'rep', and how many 'reps' are usually done ?
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    help2001
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    RE: farmers walk 2003/12/01 17:43:14 (permalink)
    I just go as far as i can until its just toooo easy ie over 30 secs

    then i up the weight
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    RE: farmers walk 2003/12/01 18:09:41 (permalink)
    Our dumbells only go to 120 and I can carry them around for a good bit.
    Wish there was a way and room to use a barbell to walk with :))
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    RE: farmers walk 2003/12/01 18:48:55 (permalink)
    just bought quite a bit of sand (3£ for 75kg), and 2 army canvas bags 10£ each. Should make good farmers walk toys
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    RE: farmers walk 2003/12/01 20:18:07 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by tbowman

    Our dumbells only go to 120 and I can carry them around for a good bit.
    Wish there was a way and room to use a barbell to walk with :))



    How about deadlift walks? Not quite the same as farmers walks but the same kind of thing.
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    RE: farmers walk 2003/12/04 17:28:54 (permalink)
    quote:
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    quote:
    Originally posted by tbowman

    Our dumbells only go to 120 and I can carry them around for a good bit.
    Wish there was a way and room to use a barbell to walk with :))



    How about deadlift walks? Not quite the same as farmers walks but the same kind of thing.



    good idea, wouldnt this be bad for the back?
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    RE: farmers walk 2003/12/04 18:37:14 (permalink)
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    How about deadlift walks? Not quite the same as farmers walks but the same kind of thing.


    good idea, wouldnt this be bad for the back?



    nope not in my opinion.

    Set up a barbell about 3 steps infront of a power rack or blocks set at knee height. Load 55-65% of your max on the bar, deadlift the bar walk forwards 2-4 steps, lower the bar onto the pins, blocks, release all muscular tension. Pick the bar up again, take the same number of steps backwards, reset your stance and lower to the floor. Thats one rep oooooh mama
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    RE: farmers walk 2003/12/04 21:01:01 (permalink)
    anybody got any web links of what a farmer's walk looks like? i think i know what they are but i'm not sure.
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    RE: farmers walk 2003/12/04 21:14:08 (permalink)
    its really simple

    1. pickup 2 large dumbells/objects, holding them by your side
    2. stand up straigth then walk forward
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    RE: farmers walk 2003/12/04 23:00:49 (permalink)
    what's this work? your traps and legs?????
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    RE: farmers walk 2003/12/05 08:39:37 (permalink)
    mostly grip IMO, its also good for the whole leg, especially the calf

    its also GREAT fun
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    RE: farmers walk 2003/12/05 10:19:32 (permalink)
    Just when you leave the rack make sure you walk a far way back then turn around. Dont zig zag in front of it cause when you get a little tired it might make you want to quit faster =) Farther away from the rack the more your puch to get back. Its kinda like swiming into the ocean I guess.
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