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BigTallOx
11-19-2010, 09:52 AM
What have you found to increase your farmers the most? ( In 3 weeks I need to be able to do about 30 pounds more than my current PR. )

Rugby Dad
11-19-2010, 04:18 PM
i used to do all my lifts with thick bar, didn't matter whatever exercise it was.
key is to strength & toughen the hands and grip
if you can hold onto it, then the farmers walk is the easier part. of course move your feet as fast as you can!

BigTallOx
11-19-2010, 05:35 PM
i used to do all my lifts with thick bar, didn't matter whatever exercise it was.
key is to strength & toughen the hands and grip
if you can hold onto it, then the farmers walk is the easier part. of course move your feet as fast as you can!

But, I can hold it forever. I've got huge hands and a pretty strong grip. The problem is that my feet feel stuck to the ground.

Sensei
11-20-2010, 08:48 AM
You might try some low incline hill work with somewhat lighter weights Ox. Not sure if that would be the answer for you as I've never done limit work w. farmer's walk, but it might be worth a try.

BigTallOx
11-20-2010, 03:46 PM
You might try some low incline hill work with somewhat lighter weights Ox. Not sure if that would be the answer for you as I've never done limit work w. farmer's walk, but it might be worth a try.

Thanks for the reply, I'll give it a try.

BigTallOx
11-20-2010, 04:18 PM
But, I can hold it forever. I've got huge hands and a pretty strong grip. The problem is that my feet feel stuck to the ground.

Well, I guess I kind of take that back after today. We did 330 farmers, but the implements were COLD and hard to grip, BUT I didn't feel like my feet were stuck, I actually could walk with it! But my hands were so cold, my grip gave out. I'm happy, very happy. I think I should get the 340 at least 50 with a drop inside where it's warm.

GarageGorilla
11-21-2010, 04:23 AM
For building up your grip strength, I always found farmer's power holds to work the best. You simply load up the implements to your max or beyond and then just grab 'em and stand up and hold them for time (I usually go for 30 sec or so, as usually the event doesn't last much longer than that). Some guys actually even use straps for one set after their hands are crushed, just to pound the rest of the muscles used even more. I never did that myself though.

As for walking and turning, the best way to get better at them is to just keep doing them. My farmer's were their strongest when I would walk a short course of only 25ft one way as then to get the whole 100ft I'd have to do multiple turns, giving me more practice with those as well as working the grip a bit harder.