Functional Fitness that works
Why we do Front-Rack Carry
Although you may think this exercise looks “unusual” when was the last time you picked up something heavy and walked with it??
Front loading odd objects is such a functional exercise and yes even though I got a little Smile from Tim trust me... it’s harder than it looks.
Why Do Loaded Carries?
Loaded carries offer us a great deal of benefits, specifically to further develop strength, athleticism, and injury prevention.
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 stressors 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.
Develop Stronger Stabilizers
Core, hip, and spinal stability play a large role in movement efficiency, strength performance, and injury prevention. Loaded carries and walks help to develop thick core musculature, increased awareness and stabilization of the spine and supporting muscles and tissues, and allow coaches and athletes to teach strong, stable open-chained (as opposed to closed-chain, open-chain simulates more athletics and life) movement.