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Farmers Walk and Underhand Throw


I just read one of your contributions to T - Nation and in you advised testing athletic explosive strength with an underhand throw of a 10-12 lb ball. I wasn’t sure if this was two handed or one?
In the same article you recommend farmers walk with the trap bar. If you don’t have a trap bar can you use Dumbbells as a reasonable substitute?


Caber toss


Two handed, grabbing the ball under it (caber toss style) and throwing it backward as far as possible


Any type of implements will do for farmer walks. You can use a trap bar, dumbbells, KBs (if you have some that are heavy enough or if you decide to use a long distance), farmer walk implements or two barbells. The only issue with DBs is that it won’t take long until the DBs you have are too light.