Farmers Carry

Farmers Carry

Lift two items and carry them a required distance.

Mandatory Obstacle
  • Skills
    Upper Body / Grip Strength
  • Race Types
    Sprint / Super / Beast

Grip and Upper Body Strength Training Equipment

Key Exercises

    Farmers Carry

Tips for the obstacle

  • Small, fast steps
  • Tall and straight when walking

Ways to Train

  • Go to the gym and use kettlebells or specialized bars for farmers carry, and walk with them a quarter mile

Official Rulebook Details

  • Competitors will carry weights around the designated course and return them back to the start point.
  • Inability to complete the course.
  • Cutting any part of the designated route.
  • Not carrying the weight by the handles.
  • If multiple weights are required, they must be carried together. Competitors cannot make significant forward progress with a single weight.
  • Weights may be placed down as needed. This is not considered a failure.
  • Weights must be carried and cannot be dragged, rolled, pushed, etc.
  • If a weight is dropped or placed down and moves forward, Competitor must return the weight back to where it was dropped, and restart the carry from that spot.
  • Competitor must start behind designated start flag.


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