Loaded carries develop unrelenting strength.
The concept is simple, you pick up something heavy and go for walk.
How deceiving they are.
In addition, they’re also outstanding for conditioning, grip strength, and core strength. And, we all know that grip strength and core strength greatly contributes to full body strength. In other words, grip and core strength make us stronger, in general.
Carries also build mental toughness, strength endurance or work capacity, muscular hypertrophy, and a host of other unexplained benefits, some of which I’ll cover here.
If there’s an exercise that could probably be used in any training session, it’s the loaded carry.
What person desires to be physically weak? Who would refuse to feel strong and powerful in their body? And, what individual would want to potentially suffer from ill-health, diminished performance, or low confidence and self-esteem? The answer is that no individual desires any of these things. Yet, many turn...
I was recently talking to a top strength coach.
He was telling me about his experience at a strength seminar where he was doing a presentation for a group of physical therapists.
What he told me was that he was shocked to discover that the group of physical therapist’s had very little knowledge of barbell training - and strength training in general, for that matter.
As a former physical therapist, I was quick to point out that there was indeed an “educational gap” in the training for physical therapists (PT’s) and that I wasn’t surprised at all by his comments.
I do think the tide is changing in today’s world.
For me personally, I was a “lifter” long before I was a PT (I’ll talk more about that in a minute).