Tip of the Week: The Farmer Carry -  Personal Training in Midtown NYC

Tip Of The Week: The Farmer Carry

Farmer carries are a simple way to address shoulder stability, core stiffness, and grip strength as well as posture and alignment. They are also a great way to move BIG weight without the fatigue associated with conventional barbell lifts.

1. Grip with the thumb around the handle of the weight and imagine trying to crush it in your fists.

2. Don't lift the bells, carry them - squeeze your armpits closed, and extend the elbow so that your triceps show and the weights don't sway as you walk. Imagine you're pushing the weight toward the ground.

3. Stand tall, without over extending the lower back. Your abs, glutes, and lats should all work hard as you walk.

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