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    Chris Hansen is offline Senior Member
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    Default Farmer's walks in limited space?

    I'd like to start doing more with farmer's walks and am looking for advice for working in a small space. My basement has an area about 15 feet long, would it good enough just to go forward and back?

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    15 feet is a small area. What tool are you using for the FW? Hopefully not a pair of barbells. Also for what purpose are you doing FWs. If its for grip strength you can do other things. I am trying picture in my mind doing them on a treadmill. Nah! that won't work. Nothing beats the great outdoors for farmers walks. How about your driveway or parking lot? The sidewalk next to your home? Or nearby park. In the basement 15 feet front and back would require too much stop and go. Sounds like that could a big distraction. If you are going to invest your time and efforts in this great exercise do so under optimum conditions. imho...Dennis

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    We just high knee March in Place. Oddly, this lead to the Vertical Bird Dog series...

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    It depends on how slowly you walk. Maybe add in a full squat/crouch every step? You could also do it one-legged, where you take a step, hook one ankle behind the other & do a full squat. You might also try walking in CIRCLES- that way it's continuous movement.

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    I did figure-8s in the basement with a pair of 50lb dumbbells and that seemed to go ok. Dumbbells seem to work my grip harder, they want to roll out of my hands in a way that kettlebells don't.

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    Buy an aerobics step and do farmer's step-ups.

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    With Dan John on this one -- Walking/marching in place with heavy weights is a real winner... while it's not as visually interesting as taking a walk down a path or a field, it gets the job done.

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    We just high knee March in Place. Oddly, this lead to the Vertical Bird Dog series...
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