Whether you’re hauling sandbags, water jugs, tires, logs, or five-gallon buckets of gravel, the challenge is to carry weight over distance as fast as possible.
KEY MOVEMENTS/MUSCLES – There’s a tendency to look at this as an upper body strength exercise, but it’s really about the hips and glutes. More often than not, the sandbag, tire, or log is resting on your shoulder or around your neck and it’s the lower body carrying the burden.
STRATEGY – Train for this by doing walking lunges with dumbbells. Or do the farmer’s carry, grabbing a pair of weight plates or kettle bells and walking around the gym. Prepare for some funny looks. Either move will help you grow accustomed to walking with heavy weight and make carrying a larger object less awkward. On race day, go as fast as possible. Just because everyone else is going at a slow pace doesn’t mean you need to.
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