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Old 06-30-2010, 01:00 PM   #1
Andrew D White
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First post and question about strongman type wod

Hi,
I'm fairly new to crossfit and haven't posted because most everything I have a question about has been asked and answered very well.

My question refers to strongman style exercises like farmer's carry, etc.
How does one go about subbing those with other exercises if you don't have multiple barbells or work out at a box during peak times?
Any good subs for these that will deliver similar benefits?
Thanks.
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Old 06-30-2010, 01:03 PM   #2
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Re: First post and question about strongman type wod

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Hi,
I'm fairly new to crossfit and haven't posted because most everything I have a question about has been asked and answered very well.

My question refers to strongman style exercises like farmer's carry, etc.
How does one go about subbing those with other exercises if you don't have multiple barbells or work out at a box during peak times?
Any good subs for these that will deliver similar benefits?
Thanks.
AW
Welcome Andrew.

Dumbbells work for farmer's carries just fine. Really anything heavy you can get a grip on.
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Old 06-30-2010, 01:06 PM   #3
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Re: First post and question about strongman type wod

Just use anything that is heavy. Find some large rocks and try to shoulder them or put them on an elevated platform. Use logs, sand bags, tires, kegs... use your imagination.

For a farmer's walk sub, get two plastic buckets and fill them with enough sand to get to the weight that you want to work with.
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Old 06-30-2010, 01:08 PM   #4
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Re: First post and question about strongman type wod

"haven't posted because most everything I have a question about has been asked and answered very well."

I love this guy.

Sandbags, rocks, etc can all be used. they will give a different training response, but really, carring heavy things is always useful.
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Old 06-30-2010, 01:18 PM   #5
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Re: First post and question about strongman type wod

Yea JS, I bet he even read the FAQ!
You can get cheapo crap bars, standard dumbells, etc. on CL all day too.
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Old 06-30-2010, 07:41 PM   #6
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thanks for the responses and welcomes.
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