Taking A Walk On The Wild Side


In the world of strength, power, and athleticism, coaches and athletes have a plethora of exercises, reps’ schemes, and methodologies to choose from.

Loaded kettlebell carries (fixation & rack) are among the best total body strength, core stabilization, and “Game-Changing” movements you can do to gain muscle, get stronger, move better and remain injury free, here’s why…

Why Do Loaded Kettlebell Carries?..

Loaded carries offer us a great deal of benefits, specifically to further develop stability, strength, muscle recruitment and activation, athleticism, and most of all injury prevention, to name a few.

Increase Muscle Mass…

Loaded carries can stress muscular hypertrophy and hormonal adaptations due to increased time spent under load, also know as Time Under Tension (TUT). Loaded carries allow us the opportunity to stress the entire body as a whole, while either carrying heavier loads briefly, or moderate loads for prolonged periods of time, both of which can induce structural loading and fire the musculature and stabilizers for growth.

Ignite the Central Nervous System…

The ability to train the central nervous system (CNS) while using loaded walks and carries can pay huge dividends when training maximal strength and power. By developing one’s capacity to not overshoot their nervous system when they may step under a heavy load, they will be more apt to fire and recruit more muscle fibers at once, increasing force output. The ability to train the CNS will not only increase strength and power at near maximal loads, but will also allow lifters to gain needed experience bracing, breathing, and developing tension under progressively heavier loads as they progress in their development.

Develop Stronger Stabilizers…

Core, hip, and spinal stability play a large role in movement efficiency, strength performance, and of course injury prevention. Loaded carries and walks help to develop thick core musculature, increased awareness and stabilization of the spine and supporting muscles and tissues, thus focusing more on open chained movements, just as we move about in everyday life.

Serious Grip, Back, and Core Strength…

Grip, back, and core strength can all be expected to blossom when you take heavy loads for a walk. Increasing grip and back strength will allow you to train harder, heavier, and more often, all recipes for maximal strength, power, and muscular growth.

Holding a weight overhead while walking may seem simple, but the instability it creates forces you to work hard to maintain an even posture, which seriously taxes the entire musculature and skeletal system.

So if your goal (and it should be) is to get strong, move better, look better, lift more and heavier, take a walk on the wild side.

You’ll be glad you did.

By: Coach Tim



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