Coaching and Programming Loaded Carries
Commonly misunderstood and under-appreciated by most coaches and gyms, loaded carries may actually be a smart coaches best tool for training transferable, real-world capacity while simultaneously getting clients the aesthetic changes they desire.
Micki and Jordan cover how to assess whether a client is ready for carries, how to get them started, and to safely progress them. As you'll see, there's a lot more to loaded carries than just farmers carries and increasing the weight. There are, in fact, a myriad of options for progressing your clients through variations of grip, position, locomotion, and more. Coached and programmed correctly, loaded carries can address a wide range of training needs, from getting sedentary newbies comfortable bearing weight to increasing performance for power athletes.
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