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Hard Conditioning/Farmer's Walks


#1

How often is it safe to do heavy farmer's walks for 10yd. shuttles? I'm up to usin 65lbs. for a 10yd "there and back" about 3 to 4 times per attempt.

I'm not sure how "intense" or whatever this kind of conditioning is and never done it before, just lookin for what to expect frequency wise.


#2

Didn't you just post about how you're injured and doing light recovery work or something? If your not doing any other kind of work I'm sure this is fine.


#3

well if you are not injured then you can go way heavier. im not that strong and i do 100lbs each hand for 80+yards each run. i have gone up to 210 each hand for 60 feet.


#4

Problem is my grip. I CAN walk with 90's easy, just I need straps to do so for a good distance.

I am "injured" (can't really go to the docs for full analysis, but the first one said my abs were probably strained), I considered farmer's walks light active recovery since they're like "walking planks".

I WILL be working out 3x a week this coming monday, though, but i figured Farmer's walks would be about the same as prowler conditioning depending on frequency/weight used.