I’ve asked a lot of people for help on this, but have not been able to make much headway at all on the issue.
Some background: I’m a pretty high level strongman competitor. I just took 7th at USS nationals in the lightweight category, and I’ll be 1 of 20 competitors at World’s this year, in September. As a 181 competitor, I’ve squatted 550+, deadlifted 600+, and overhead pressed 270 with an axle and a log. I’ve loaded 340 lbs stones. Basically, I can crush a lot of static events. But for some reason, my loaded carries are absolute garbage, specifically the yoke, farmers, frame carries, and conan’s wheel. Front carries tend to be alright for me, like kegs and sandbags. But I see guys with 400ish squats nearly jogging with 600 lbs yokes, while I can barely take a few steps with it, and I have no idea why. I feel like I’m walking in mud. I feel absurdly unstable with weighs that should be very manageable, given my static numbers.
At World’s, there is a farmers walk with 315 per hand. I’m almost certainly going to take last in it, unless some one gets injured. I doubt I could take more than a few steps with it. Basically, I’m at a point where I absolutely have to figure out this issue to improve in the sport.
One other thing of note, that I believe is likely related. I shake pretty violently on deadlifts and OHP. Even when the weights are submaximal it tends to happen. I have to believe that whatever instability creates this issue is likely related to my carry issue.