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Default Load carrying (carrying heavy shit)

A few months back I had the unfortunate job of moving a 60kg Barbell Just over a mile and let me tell you, it was NOT a fun experience. Since then I have been pondering the uses of Load carrying for General fitness and sport specific programs.

Now obviously weighted vests have been around for a long time, as has the super yoke. But it seems to me they're only ever used at the extreme ends of the spectrum. People move heavy shit short distances, or light shit long distances, there doesn't seem to be a middle ground.

Now i live on the coast, and people going for runs with weighted vests isn't a totally unheard of thing, however me walking along with a loaded barbel raised a few eyebrows. However, i felt that it was one hell of an effective cardio workout, but also my traps were pumped to shit and my calves were about the explode, and seeing as it was a reasonably heavy weight and the time under tension was massive, would it wield any hypertrophy gains?

Is there a reason i don't see more people carrying big weights long distances... other than the fact it fucking sucks?

I imagine if you can carry 100kg for a mile, you're probably a fucking monster.
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I believe in load carrying.

It certainly raises eyebrows though (which I prefer not to happen). I was on a site a couple months back, and they were bashing it. This was a site that endorses strongman and crossfit and other stuff, but though that carrying loads was a bullshit fad.

Personally, I agree with you though. Awesome cardio in the atypical sense...AND it gets you strong as fuck.
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Now i live on the coast, and people going for runs with weighted vests isn't a totally unheard of thing, however me walking along with a loaded barbel raised a few eyebrows. However, i felt that it was one hell of an effective cardio workout, but also my traps were pumped to shit and my calves were about the explode, and seeing as it was a reasonably heavy weight and the time under tension was massive, would it wield any hypertrophy gains?
Hard to say.

Reminds me of the legend of "Milo of Croton", who carried a bull on his shoulders every day... from the time the cow was a calf.

By the time it was fullgrown, Milo was a gatdamn beast of a man.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milo_of_Croton

http://crossfitredondo.com/blog/2011...ilo-of-croton/
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