Sandbag Carry “Finisher”

This is a great way to finish your movement session or workout.  Start with a decently heavy sandbag (the one pictured was 80#).  Find a bunch of different ways to carry it, and rotate through those carries for 10 minutes, switching after one variation fatigues or after a set distance, such as 20 yards.  Not only is this very functional, but challenging as well!

Deadlift set up.  Make sure you keep a neutral spine!

Deadlift set up. Make sure you keep a neutral spine!

Zercher carry position.  (at the top of the clean.)

Zercher carry position. (at the top of the clean.)

Shoulder right.  Neutral posture.

Shoulder right. Neutral posture.

Shoulder to shoulder press to get it on the left.

Shoulder to shoulder press to get it on the left.

Bear hug carry.  Crush it to your chest.  I used a forearm grip here to stay steady.

Bear hug carry. Crush it to your chest. I used a forearm grip here to stay steady.

Switch grips for symmetry!

Switch grips for symmetry!

Farmers carry right.  One of the best movements for developing shoulder stability.

Farmers carry right. One of the best movements for developing shoulder stability.

Stay tall, look ahead, and breathe.

Stay tall, look ahead, and breathe.

Move well.  Eat well.  Live well.

-Matt