Loaded Carries: Walking Your Way to Gains

Source: http://romanfitnesssystems.com/articles/loaded-carries/

Walking is one of the best ways to build muscle, gain strength, and shred fat.

No, really. It’s true. 

In a previous article here on RFS, my boy Tanner Baze wrote about the benefits cardio can have on your performance in the weight room. 

Today, we’re going to take it to another level of badassery. We’re bringing cardio to the weight room. 

I’m talking, of course, about loaded carries. 

walkwaway1What Are Loaded Carries?

Loaded carries were popularized by world-renowned strength coach Dan John, who calls them a “game changer” and believes that they should be a regular part of any athlete or strength competitor’s training program.

But you don’t have to be just an athlete or strongman to reap the benefits of loaded carries. Because they require minimal equipment, anyone can add them to their training program and instantly boost their level of badassness.

Here’s how: take an implement of your choosing (barbell, dumbbell, kettlebell, weight plate, etc.) and walk with it.

Congrats! You’re performing a loaded carry.

Simple right? Yet rarely do you ever see carries being performed in commercial gyms.

I’m here to change that.

There are many variations of a loaded carry, which …

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