Strength is awesome. Being strong gives you a sense of power. It can even save your life. There are many ways to gain strength. During my fitness journey I’ve tried a number of strength training exercises and there are a few exercises that stand out. For the purpose of this post, I’m choosing two specific exercises that boost general strength. The strength gained from these movements are transferable to a number of strength training exercises and even athletic movements. The two exercises are the leopard crawl and the farmer walk. These two exercises are great individually but are also great as a combo.
How To Use Leopard Crawl and the farmers walk together
I usually do this combo after some weighted chin-ups but this can be done separately as a short and efficient workout. Below is my approach.
- 3 rounds of heavy farmers walks- Each round will last 15-20 seconds. Rest 2 minutes in between rounds.
- 3 minutes of rest after the last round of farmers walks
- 5 minutes of leopard crawls- Set a timer for 5 minutes. Every time you stop crawling you’ll pause the timer. The goal is to get 5 minutes of total work done. You don’t have to do 5 consecutive minutes.
Why This Combo Works
This combo of farmer walks and leopard crawls works because they compliment each other so well. They also fit most of the boxes for gaining functional aesthetics. This combo trains your strength, movement quality, nervous system health, and conditioning. The farmers walk works every muscle in your body but also puts tremendous stress on your nervous system. To counter that nervous system stress, the leopard crawl revitalizes your nervous system. By adding the leopard crawl, you speed up the recovery process of the farmers walk.
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