I read the article at Tip: Do Farmer's Walks Like This to Get Ripped | T Nation and I have a couple questions around how to pick the right weight for this.
What I’m struggling with is my grip strength. I have a 45 lb hex bar that I load with a pair of 15 lb bumpers for a total of 75 lbs. What gives out first is definitely my grip. Because of this I do the first two work sets of 2:00, then the remaining work sets are 1:05 (I’m adding a second or two per workout). I considered lowering the weight, but it seemed hard to imagine I could lose weight carrying an even smaller percentage of my body weight than 75 lbs. So what I’ve done is to do this all while carrying a 30 lb backpack.
Somewhat related to grip strength, I’ve worked up to a 1 set, 5 rep max of high grip trap bar deadlifts of 380 lbs, it’s just not carrying over that well to holding a trap bar for extended periods of time.
Is it common to need to combine rucking with farmer’s carry to help weight loss? Would shifting more to rucking work better still?
Thanks in advance for any advice you can give here.