A Biomechanical Analysis of the Farmers Walk, and Comparison with the Deadlift and Unloaded Walk

@article{Winwood2014ABA,
  title={A Biomechanical Analysis of the Farmers Walk, and Comparison with the Deadlift and Unloaded Walk},
  author={Paul W Winwood and John B. Cronin and Scott Randall Brown and Justin W. L. Keogh},
  journal={International Journal of Sports Science \& Coaching},
  year={2014},
  volume={9},
  pages={1127 - 1143}
}
This study compared the biomechanical characteristics of the farmers walk, deadlift and unloaded walk. Six experienced male strongman athletes performed farmers' walks and deadlifts at 70% of their 1RM deadlift. Significant differences (p < 0.05) were apparent at knees passing with the farmers lift demonstrating greater trunk extension, thigh angle, knee flexion and ankle dorsiflexion. Significantly greater mean vertical and anterior forces were observed in the farmers lift than deadlift. The… 

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