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Overhead Carry in Place?


#1

New to the site. Read the article stressing the importance of an overhead carry and I want to add it to my routine, but the gym I lift at does not have the walking space to allow me to safely carry a barbell around the gym. Would you all recommend using different equipment or would walking in place at a squat rack serve the same benefits?

Look forward to hearing suggestions and advice.

Thank you,
Shane


#2

You can do very low step-ups, like onto one or two aerobic steps. I stole that from Ben Bruno and love it as an alternative.


#3

I like that. I’ll give it a try. Thank you


#4

Please don’t walk around your gym with weights above your head.
It’s quite unnecessary and doesn’t need to be done for any reason for your entire life.


#5

What benefits, specifically, are you looking to gain from overhead carries with a barbell? I’m sure there are plenty of perfectly good work arounds but first I’d like to know what result you’re looking to gain.