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FW For Distance


#1

I have a strongman comp. coming up at the end of march, and I was wondering how I should train for the farmers walk. Should I keep increasing my weight used from week to week, while keeping the distance constant or stay with the contest weight, and go for distance?

Thanks
Will42


#2

Do you know what distance and what weight you will be using?

beef


#3

It really depends on how you can handle the contest weight and distance.

For example, I had a contest that had 225 farmers for 50 ft as part of a medley. I prepared using alternated heavy and light weeks. I would do 245 for 50 ft. and 195 for +100 ft. Occasionaly I would take a week off and possibly just do a farmers hold.


#4

Last year they used 150lbs db's, my best is 220 for 100 ft. I can go about 180 with the 150 DB's now. To win I will probily have to go 250-300 ft.