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Old 08-27-2014, 05:03 AM   #1
Jordan Cotter
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Running Farmers Carry?

So a regular Farmers Carry is walking with the dumbbells hanging at your sides. Is the Running Farmers Carry basically just running with dumbbells in your hands?
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Old 08-27-2014, 06:01 AM   #2
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Re: Running Farmers Carry?

I would imagine.

If you really have a run element to a farmer's carry you might change the intention of the lift. If you load it heavy enough to test your trunk, traps and grip, its going to be pretty tough to run with.

Reducing the weight to were you can run will turn it more into a metabolic conditioning move and may hit the previously mentioned areas but more for endurance then for strength and strength endurance.

Also if you get some speed going be careful, I wouldn't want to drop a dumbell on my foot, knee or have the bell twist your arm wrist. Some of the farmer's walk implements with long arms can rotate pretty easy when there is an imbalance. Dumbells will probably be less likely to do this due to the shorter lever arm.
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Old 08-27-2014, 12:29 PM   #3
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Re: Running Farmers Carry?

I don't think Farmer's Carry without any other description is meant to imply running or walking. It is just that the weight is typically high enough so that you clearly won't be running or at least not for long--maybe a hybrid run/walk, which I've seen a lot, a little bit like a speed walker from the hips down. I'm guessing they specified Running Farmer's Carry just to ensure everyone understood "yes this is light we want it to light and want your butt running not walking." That is definitely a different stressor on the body than a heavy Farmer's Carry.
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Old 08-28-2014, 12:22 AM   #4
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Re: Running Farmers Carry?

When people do traditional farmer carries they use short choppy steps because the weight is heavy, so if they are meant to be "running farmer carries" this is a little different. The weights would be a good bit lighter, and the technique would look more like jogging with longer strides most likely.
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Old 08-28-2014, 10:29 AM   #5
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Re: Running Farmers Carry?

I did this the other day at the airport.

Flight has a 30 min layover. Arrived 15 minutes late.

My next flight was on other side of airport...

Running with suitcases for time. I was sweaty and out of breath but made it.

I personally enjoyed the small tram ride break in between
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