Coaching and Programming Loaded Carries

Dan Kallen
Director of Content, Coaches Only
Business, CrossFit

In this panel discussion, Micki Pauley and Jordan Ponder explain their approaches to 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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