Loaded carries are great; if you’re not incorporating them, at least in earnest, you may be missing a trick.
But with many of the rewards of carries potentiating at heavier weights, it can be hard to reap the full benefits in a regular gym setting, without specialist equipment.
But here’s a quick cheat code-
By working through a ‘mechanical dropset’, flowing from hardest movement to easiest, this ‘loaded carry trinity’ works to pre-exhaust your muscles, hitting them with a hefty stimulus, even at lighter weights. Blasting your shoulders, upper back, trunk, legs and grip in the process: building an indefatigable structure.
This workout requires only two kettlebells, but by working from an overhead carry, through a front rack walk and finishing with a long farmers carry we're able to effectively fatigue our shoulders, trunk and grip all whilst building a strong, functional cardiovascular base. Not too shabby.
Throw 5 rounds of the following circuit in as a finisher at the end of your next workout, or go lighter and perform as an 'active recovery' day.