The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
Latest Article

The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Its no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

By: Nick Tumminello Added: January 6th, 2014
More Recent Articles
Contrast Training for Size
By: Lee Boyce
An Interview with Marianne Kane of Girls Gone Strong
By: Jordan Syatt
What Supplements Should I be Taking? By: Jay Wainwright
Bench Like a Girl By: Julia Ladewski
Some Thoughts on Building a Big Pull By: Christopher Mason

Facebook Join Facebook Group       Twitter Follow on Twitter       rss Subscribe via RSS
Results 1 to 13 of 13
  1. #1
    Do Epic ***** Beaker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Philly/NJ
    Posts
    133

    Farmers carry as cardio?

    ADD/ long story short version; im looking for things to do at home, and im wondering if carrying 100lb dumb bells up and down a hill (about 200ish linear feet x 50-60 vertical rough estimate) would be good or if id need more weight etc. my lifts are in my sig and my aerobic capacity is pretty decent.


    I realized about 10 minutes into it today that i HATE the tread mill so im looking for alternatives to the hamster wheel.

    Today i went with some lighter weight deadlifts with very little rest.
    225x10x5sets with 20 seconds rest between sets
    185x12x5 20rest
    185x10 straight leg rdl 30 sec rest (was dying out here cardio wise)

    then i went through some arms stuff etc with very short rest and super sets.

    all in all the cardio and sweat i had going on was great. but im looking for things i can add without throwing off my "power" schedule. too much.

    i have a weight sled that i just finished building (and its badass) but its for pulling only.

    for pushing i can push my pickup truck to about 5 mph and stop it, then go, then stop.

    im looking for things to do at home, and im wondering if carrying 100lb dumb bells up and down a hill (about 200ish linear feet x 50-60 vertical rough estimate) would be good.
    Andrew
    Height 6'8 Weight 310 and a little chubby. goal... leaner 310ish
    5-3-1 program started September 2009
    Bests as of 2/20/10 (workout bests)
    Squat - 445 (375x12)
    Bench -320 315x2(3/29/2010 post workout)
    Dead - 445 (495 hitched) (435x8 4/3/10)

  2.    Support Wannabebig and use AtLarge Nutrition Supplements!


  3. #2
    Strength Coach & Athlete Chase Karnes's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Kentucky
    Posts
    213
    Yes it would.

    Pick them up and carry them for a set distance for time. Do a few sets and record all your times. Try to beat your best time each week.

    Pick them up and carry them as far as possible and then 5 more feet. Rest. Go back the other way. It will take more than 1 try to get back (probably a few more). Try and beat your best distance next time.

    Also, you can make a sandbag to use at home. Killer for cardio/conditioning/metabolic work (whatever you want to call it).

    Good luck!

  4. #3
    squat rack curler platypus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Posts
    482
    Or throw a tire around. Very stress relieving
    ain't nuttin but a peanut.

    You will have gotten stronger when the weight that feels heavy is actually heavier than the weight that feels heavy now. Then the weight that feels heavy now will be a warmup for the weight that feels heavy then. But the weight will always feel heavy or you're not lifting enough weight. Clear? -Rippetoe

  5. #4
    Soon to be lean... Joe Black's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2000
    Location
    Cambridge, England
    Posts
    10,963
    I used to do carrying circuits for cardio and I loved em.

    I would do:

    Overhead Olympic Bar walk - 60M
    Single arm Db Overhead walk - 60M
    Single arm Db Carry - 60M
    Single arm Db Overhead walk & Single arm Db Carry
    DB Turkish get ups 3 reps on each side

    x 3.

    As Chase said, record your times and progress with better times and heavier weights.
    http://www.wannabebig.com/logo/alnlogo_black.gif

    AtLarge Nutrition Supplements Get the best supplements and help support Wannabebig!

    Hypertrophy Cluster Training - HCT-12 - If you want big gains in size and strength, huge decreases in body fat, or both - check out HCT-12.

    Can I have some lean muscle & strength please? My Training Journal

  6. #5
    Do Epic ***** Beaker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Philly/NJ
    Posts
    133
    thanks for the feedback guys, i have basically no equipment at home but im going to start stocking up.

    im a concrete sales rep so i have access to lots of bags of sand and cinder block etc. what kind of things should i look for? i thought about filling a big pipe with quickcrete but itd be kind of hard to change the weight lol.

    i thoguht about just filling a burlap backpack with sand and carrying that around untill i can go out to york barbell and get some dumb bells. stuff isnt cheap at about 1dollar a pound.
    Last edited by Beaker; 01-15-2010 at 11:00 AM.
    Andrew
    Height 6'8 Weight 310 and a little chubby. goal... leaner 310ish
    5-3-1 program started September 2009
    Bests as of 2/20/10 (workout bests)
    Squat - 445 (375x12)
    Bench -320 315x2(3/29/2010 post workout)
    Dead - 445 (495 hitched) (435x8 4/3/10)

  7. #6
    The Flyfisher rbtrout's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    So. Cal.
    Posts
    2,189
    Tire flipping and sledgehammer on the tire are good, as well.
    Give chalk a chance.


    49 years old

    665 squat
    700 deadlift
    325 bench

  8. #7
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Los Gatos, CA
    Posts
    166
    Quote Originally Posted by rbtrout View Post
    Tire flipping and sledgehammer on the tire are good, as well.
    Heck, just take a pick and go work the soil in the back yard! It's weird, we're getting smarter and smarter, coming out with machines and gadgets that do a "better" job of working whatever muscle group you desire and still, there's nothing better than the stuff that's been around for centuries. Old school, nothing can beat it.

  9. #8
    Do Epic ***** Beaker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Philly/NJ
    Posts
    133
    yeah the pick and soil would be a great one for my back yard, its all dirt and about as solid as a rock, my dogs will be more than happy if i soften it up for them. theyre crazy, i have to tape their legs like horses bc they run so much back there they start limping.

    i went to the gym today at about 1 and did some farmers carry with 100lb dumb bells. laps from one end to the other of the gym, about 125 feet per lap. i did about 15ish total, towards the end it was hell on my traps and my grip.

    i think that weight would be ok for a while, im going to make some handles out of a loop of rope and some pipe so i dont have to bend so far to pick them up.
    Andrew
    Height 6'8 Weight 310 and a little chubby. goal... leaner 310ish
    5-3-1 program started September 2009
    Bests as of 2/20/10 (workout bests)
    Squat - 445 (375x12)
    Bench -320 315x2(3/29/2010 post workout)
    Dead - 445 (495 hitched) (435x8 4/3/10)

  10. #9
    Senior Member Raleighwood's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    Raleighwood, NC
    Posts
    759
    If your grip strength is lacking, you can opt to do walking lunges with lighter weight.

    They get my heart rate pretty jacked up too.
    My 10 week cut results

    "Sweat in training so you don't bleed in battle."

  11. #10
    Banned
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    indiana
    Posts
    95
    by light weigh dumbells and run wih them its more fun then tread mills.

  12. #11
    Do Epic ***** Beaker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Philly/NJ
    Posts
    133
    Quote Originally Posted by Raleighwood View Post
    If your grip strength is lacking, you can opt to do walking lunges with lighter weight.

    They get my heart rate pretty jacked up too.
    thats definitely something i plan on working in, not so much bc of grip but more for balance and leg strength.

    my grip could easily hold the 100s, but by the time i got to the later laps my hands were so sweaty they were slipping out. i should have brought my chalk in with me, but it was such a random gym day that i went in in my jeans and work boots.

    im going to make a trip out to YORK barbell and pick up some of their db bars and some more iron so i can change weight quickly while out in the "field"
    Andrew
    Height 6'8 Weight 310 and a little chubby. goal... leaner 310ish
    5-3-1 program started September 2009
    Bests as of 2/20/10 (workout bests)
    Squat - 445 (375x12)
    Bench -320 315x2(3/29/2010 post workout)
    Dead - 445 (495 hitched) (435x8 4/3/10)

  13. #12
    bone crusher
    Join Date
    Jan 2001
    Posts
    0
    basically anything that maintains your heart rate over say 120 for an avg male for an extended period qualifies as cardio

  14. #13
    Father of Three Bosch232's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Lincoln, NE
    Posts
    677
    I think the unconventional "equipment" that you're using is pretty cool.
    "A man can no more diminish God's glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word, 'darkness' on the walls of his cell." ~ C.S. Lewis

Similar Threads

  1. Post Cardio Nutrition
    By FireRescue in forum Diet and Nutrition
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 01-05-2007, 04:47 PM
  2. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 08-12-2006, 03:00 PM
  3. Novice Trying to Cut BF in half -- Too much Cardio?
    By cmaher in forum Diet and Nutrition
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 12-15-2005, 06:55 AM
  4. Tryin to lose bodyfat, Too Much Cardio.....???
    By TheAznMix in forum Bodybuilding & Weight Training
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 03-15-2004, 05:18 PM
  5. Ok for a new guy cardio and weights in the same workout or...
    By BSC14 in forum Powerlifting and Strength Training
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 10-29-2003, 12:46 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •