Cool what are your feelings on doing a farmers walk with barbells?
I have no strong man equipment, and I assume DB farmers walk wouldn’t be worth doing?
I would do dumbbells before I used barbells. Barbells are going to be too long and too hard to control with any significant weight on them.
Honeslty, I think the best thing to work your holding strength is to do holds. Just grab a loaded barbell and hold for time. To mix things up, wrap a towel around the barbell and hold that.
Yup that’s what I’m doing at the moment(towel, barbell, holds).
I was just thinking that DB might be too easy to control, will give it a go though. Just thought of doing the movement with a EZ bar…ur feelings?
DBs will be easier to control than long farmers, but they’re going to want to “roll” out of your grip, which farmers wont do. I’ve taken 300lb farmers for 50’ I can’t imagine I coudl do that with 300lb DBs
I dont think the EZ curl bar will roll tho, you might be onto somehting there. Try checking out the Diesel Crew’s site, or ask Smitty on EliteFTS, I seem to remember them doing something with a row attachment for a cable, using that as a handle and hooking it onto EZ curl bars.
Regarding the original question - COCs:deadlift/farmers grip strength as pushups:bench press
If you’ve never really benched or done pushups before than one can help the other. But at a certain point they are more independent of one another. Similarly if you can’t close the trainer, then working on crush may help you, MAYBE it’ll help you if you cant close the 1. but beyond that they seem different. Many people are fans of static holds with the gripper tho, albeit no 1st hand experience on my part.
Ok cheers for that man. I’ll take a look.