Aid in rehabilitation:
For the very same reasons that the Farmer’s Walk can be used to strengthen ankles and address structural/muscular imbalances, it can be used to aid in rehabilitation. Remedial loads in bare feet on soft surfaces will force the firing of the lower leg stabilizers - handy for those who spend a lot of time in boots - builders, ice hockey players, etc. Strengthening the VMO can reduce the incidence of jumper’s knee in certain sports - volleyball, basketball, as well as improve running times, etc. And as mentioned earlier - rebalancing the spine in throwers, etc.
*Use caution when in bare feet - unexpected drops are inevitable. *Use common sense with loading parameters. *Use common sense with footwear.
Burns body fat:
For those of you more interested in fat loss, the Farmers Walk is an excellent finisher. Literally every muscle in your body - even [especially] the ones in your face - must work to either stabilize, or move the weight efficiently. The more muscle groups you work, the greater the metabolic effect, the more calories you burn.
Or you know, whatever - you can go walk on a treadmill or something…
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