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Old 12-22-2008, 07:52 AM   #1
Howard Wilcox
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Farmer's Walk handles

Hello folks,

Does anyone know of a Farmer's Walk handle that attaches to a standard olympic bar? I've found these dedicated bars from elitefts (wfs):
http://www.flexcart.com/members/elit...d=114&pid=1114

And while that seems like a good price, simple handles that attach to bars should exist and should be cheaper, IMHO.

Anyone know of any?

Thanks...

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Old 12-22-2008, 10:36 AM   #2
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Re: Farmer's Walk handles

That's not a bad idea. Maybe you can build some with some supplies from Home Depot?

Then again, you could just hold onto the bars themselves right?
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Old 12-22-2008, 10:52 AM   #3
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Re: Farmer's Walk handles

An Olympic bar is way too long and would be murder on this exercise with any real loading.

Hit up this guy and he'll set you up right:

http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm...ndid=151924862PLEASE ENSURE YOU ANNOTATE ALL LINKS WHETHER WORK AND FAMILY SAFE.

You can't beat his Economy bars for the price.

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Old 12-22-2008, 11:25 AM   #4
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Re: Farmer's Walk handles

do you have kettlebells or dumbbells?
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Old 12-22-2008, 12:55 PM   #5
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Re: Farmer's Walk handles

I do, up to 70lb kettlebells. But I think people use lots more for farmer's walks...though it's not a bad start.

I think if you hold the bar, it becomes a balance exercise more than a grip exercise. I think dedicated handles just feel different.

Jeremy, that's a good link, thanks. War Eagle!


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Old 12-22-2008, 01:05 PM   #6
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Re: Farmer's Walk handles

Look up Gruntbrain's Grotto. He has a bunch of DIY equip. and I'm pretty sure he made farmer's walk handles.
Site should be work safe.
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Old 12-22-2008, 01:14 PM   #7
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Re: Farmer's Walk handles

I got a quote from the Pitbull Strongman guy mentioned above for $105 shipped for these:
http://www.marunde-muscle.com/Pictur...lkfarmers2.jpgPLEASE ENSURE YOU ANNOTATE ALL LINKS WHETHER WORK AND FAMILY SAFE.
haven't had the money to get them yet, so I can't comment on them, but that's a darn good price. Much better than elite FTS. E-mail him and see what he says.

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Old 12-22-2008, 02:41 PM   #8
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Re: Farmer's Walk handles

Don't personally have any of Pitbull's gear, but I know a pretty serious strongman type that gives them the seal of approval. I don't think you can go wrong with them. WFS http://www.marunde-muscle.com/pitbull.html
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Old 12-22-2008, 02:42 PM   #9
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Re: Farmer's Walk handles

Farmers are walking with 5 gallon buckets ($4 each) filled with something. Try sand, $3.50 for 50lbs, you should be able to get more than 100lbs in each bucket.

I don't see why you would bother with anything other than the real thing at those prices.
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Old 12-22-2008, 03:04 PM   #10
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Re: Farmer's Walk handles

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Farmers are walking with 5 gallon buckets ($4 each) filled with something. Try sand, $3.50 for 50lbs, you should be able to get more than 100lbs in each bucket.

I don't see why you would bother with anything other than the real thing at those prices.
great suggestion.
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