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Farmer's Walk

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Type: Strongman
Main Muscle Worked: Forearms
Other Muscles: Abdominals, Glutes, Hamstrings, Lower Back, Quadriceps, Traps
Equipment: Other
Mechanics Type: Compound
Level: Intermediate
Sport: Yes
Force: N/A
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Farmer's Walk Guide

Main Muscle: Forearms

  1. There are various implements that can be used for the farmers walk. These can also be performed with heavy dumbbells or short bars if these implements aren't available. Begin by standing between the implements.
  2. After gripping the handles, lift them up by driving through your heels, keeping your back straight and your head up.
  3. Walk taking short, quick steps, and don't forget to breathe. Move for a given distance, typically 50-100 feet, as fast as possible.



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Review: Farmer's Walk

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10/10

Sep 1, 2014 9:32 PM: I have made great gains, with my forearms, from doing this exercise, it has also helped out in other area.



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10/10

Oct 28, 2013 4:31 PM: Increases grip strength as well. I hold two dumbbells at the broad side where the weights are, grab as hard as I can, and walk twice around my gym for each set. I take off my gloves when doing this.

Make sure to squeeze your fingers while doing this.



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10/10

Oct 15, 2013 2:18 PM: Hands down one of my favorite exercises! It's the easiest to do too. Since I weigh 184 lbs., I carry 95 lb. dumbbells in each hand and walk a total of 2520 ft.



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Oct 14, 2013 1:06 PM: Devilishly simple to do, with major payoffs! I do this at the end of my upper body workout, start with the heaviest dumbbells I can carry and work my way down to 20s. Rinse and repeat till I can't even pick the 20s up.



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10/10

Apr 27, 2013 12:40 PM: I do it with dumbbells and the burn feels good!



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Apr 25, 2013 12:17 AM: One of the true functional strength exercises, love it!



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Dec 14, 2012 7:25 AM: excellent, the best



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9/10

Jun 17, 2012 2:07 PM: NC.



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Review: Farmer's Walk

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10/10

Jun 17, 2012 12:26 PM: I have tried them.
Increases grip strength like no other exercise.



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Nov 29, 2011 11:33 AM: this is great exercise...



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