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Kettlebell Zercher Carry

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Bob Roberts
• Sunday, 13 December, 2020
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To have a complete midsection, both functionally and visually speaking, you need to build resiliency. My two favorites are the conventional farmer's walk and the Zerchercarry using a strongman log, shown here.

Walk 30-40 yards, but it's good to occasionally do longer distances when endurance is the goal. Do either farmer's walks or Teacher carries once a week, year-round.

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A program to increase hip strength and mobility that can be done anywhere in a short amount of time. CrossFit with guns, a supplement ingredient quiz (with prizes), and the delicious food that keeps you full for hours.

A 6-month-long study used experienced lifters to pinpoint what amount of volume would build the most muscle and strength. A strong libido is a sign of a healthy, fit body.

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Teacher refers to a style of exercise where the load is being held in the crook of your elbows. Louie Simmons himself has said that the Zerchercarry teaches you to squat properly.

It also strengthens the upper back, traps, arms, and core more than other squat variations. And if you give yourself time to get used to the discomfort in your elbows, you'll find that you can load this exercise as much, if not more so, than the front squat.

If you lean back, you're essentially supporting the load with your spine and the core doesn't get as much stimulation because the load is moved back over the center of the base of support. Hold the bar in the crook of your elbows, keep them high, and walk while tensing your abs as if you were about to get punched in the stomach.

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Going too fast will normally lead to a reduction in tightness or faulty technique. If your midsection is “soft” while squatting and dead lifting, the Zerchercarry will fix it.

Similarly, that added shoulder and upper back strength will have a positive impact on the bench press. Related: 4 Ways to Get Strong on EverythingRelated: The Secret Strength Weapon Christian Thibaudeau specializes in building bodies that perform as well as they look.

Pick the implements from the floor and pinch your shoulders down and back, giving yourself a broad chest. The farmer’s walk is a great way to utilized heavier loads to really stress your upper back, grip, and core.

If you have multiple kettle bells you can even double them up in each hand to get bigger weights to challenge yourself. Much like the rack carry, the side of the core opposite the load will have to work overtime.

Take extra care to brace well when you dead lift the kettle bell off the ground and place it back down. This a great option for individuals to simply learn bracing and tension, but with very little complexity.

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Your obliques opposite the load will have to work especially hard, but the respiratory challenge won’t be as great as it is with the double kettle bell rack carry. You can also use two hands to bring the kettle bell from the ground to the rack position if you are not particularly adept at cleans or if you’re too tired to do anything else well.

Keep the rack position of the kettle bells tight and stable by flexing through your lats and upper back muscles. The additional load directly on your chest will create a respiratory challenge as well so do you best to stay calm and breath while walking and bracing.

Once you are comfortable with your packed shoulder position and upright in your posture, begin to walk. Keep the other hand free, on the hip, or flat against the stomach to remind yourself to breath and maintain abdominal bracing.

The waiters walk is a great to develop scapular stability for overhead pressing and strong obliques. A staple in the training programs of Dr. Stuart McGill, the bottoms up carry is incredibly challenging for your grip and shoulder girdle.

The position of the kettle bell demands a tight grip, stable shoulder and midsection. You cannot keep the bell balanced in this position without a well braced midsection and strong scapular control.

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Start by swinging the bell with a tight grip so you balance it with the bottom pointed up. Make sure that are keeping your abs tight and your shoulder blade packed by squeezing down through your armpit and lats.

You can make this exercise more difficult by extending the kettle bell forward while keeping your upper back tight. Occasionally, we need to move away from our simple forward movements in the sag ital plane.

The goblet shuffle is a great way to start changing up the direction we move with loaded carries. Simply set up as you would for a goblet carry, drop the hips into a quarter or half squat position and begin shuffling slowly to the left or the right.

The goblet tapioca is also a great way to start utilizing loaded carries in multiple directions. Loading a tapioca at a slower speed will stress any small muscles through your legs and hips you’ve ever neglected and provides a lot of great movement in the transverse plane.

Repeat these actions slowly, crossing the trail leg in front and then in back. Walk your set distance with your abs braced, lower the overhead kettle bell, switch sides and repeat.

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You can mix and match the various positions in more ways than I’ve shown here to continue to create more varied challenges for your core, upper back and grip. I’d love to hear from you in the comments below or share your own carrying videos on the Strong Made Simple Facebook page.

What kind of carryover have you experienced between Teacher squats and conventional dead lifts? I want to bring my dead up, but I don't want to dead lift as frequently as some here do, because I also train GS, and don't recover like when I was younger.

I experience chronic knee pain when I practice the jerk, but squats make it go away. I've been squatting every day for the last week and a half- under 10 reps total, working up to a heavy single (not a max), then a couple of back-off sets of 2 or 3 reps. My knees have not felt this good in a long time.

I know each person's mileage will vary, just interested in how things seem to shake out with others. Just wondering if something's happening with your hips and them being in greater extension in the jerk as compared to the squat that's giving you the issue.

On a scale of perceived exertion, 2oo x 2 felt about like pulling 325 times 2, which for me is a good effort. If I don't move them for a while, they get really stiff (i.e., after riding in the car for an hour, I can't just jump out and go.

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It was also difficult to get in to a full squat (unweighted) with my hamstrings on my calves, though I worked on mobility. The Teacher Experiment Steve, Here is an article I wrote that might help you a bit. December 18, 2007 03:02 PM In this article I'm going to explain how one can maintain their strength in the dead lift and even increase it with minimal dead lifting using the Teacher lift.

The original way to do the lift was created by a man named Ed Teacher Sr. back in the 30s. He did these by dead lifting to an upright position. Then squatting down to parallel with the bar balanced on his mid thighs he then hooked his arms up to the elbows under the barbell.

These days almost everyone just does the top part of the lift taking the bar off hooks in a power rack squatting down and back up. The next style is off different pin heights in a power rack to a standing position then back down.

I will be talking about the "off the pins” version since it is closer to the dead lift and could be called the dead Teacher. About five years ago while working out in my martial arts class I was thrown to the floor landing directly on my elbow breaking it.

Not knowing at the time it was broken I did the usual ice and Advil therapy. After it healed I was able to do most of the average things I could do before the break even with my slightly bent arm.

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At first, it wasn't too bad but over a period of time the pain became more intense to the point I could not even pull a 400lb dead lift. I easily had the strength to do it but had to set the bar down after only lifting one foot off the floor because of the severe pain.

Not being even able to pull 80% off my DL max this lift was taking a nose dive fast. Speaking one day with Pavel about my dilemma he made a suggestion I give Teacher lifts a try.

I felt the dead lift volume I was doing was probably irritating scar tissue or tendons or both and the Teacher lift seemed like a logical choice to cut down on my DL volume, give my elbow a break and keep my dead lifting muscles strong. I feel doing them this way somewhat simulates the dead lift better as there is not a stretch reflex as in the squat variety Teacher and posterior chain muscle groups are hit hard.

On my heavy day I set the pins so the bar is about 4-5 inches above my knees. Here I work up in percentages from 70% to 100 % of my best single Teacher with reps ranging from 1 to 5 with 3's being the most commonly used.

I also established PR's on the 1, 3, and 5 reps at both the high and low pins for variety and to keep me motivated. Lately I have been using even more variety with the Teachers attaching kettle bells on bands to the bar which hits the obliques and intercostal hard due to the staleness of the bar or putting a jump stretch band around my neck and standing on the other end and standing up with it while cradling the in my arms which really hits the lumbar's and glutes.

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Most of the same rules that apply to the dead lift that apply to the Teacher : Flat back, pinching the glutes, intra-abdominal pressure, head looking forward and driving the hips through, the whole time staying tight throughout the lift. Release the bar, set up again, and repeat for the desired number of reps.

A couple of things to be aware of if you have never done Teachers there will probably be some pain in the crooks of the elbow and forearms. And as I speak I am working on getting back to a 500 lb pull with the Teacher lift as important part of the journey to get me there.

If you want to take a break from dead lifting or just want to try something different that will keep you strong give this classic old forgotten lift a try you won't be sorry you did. My main priority is GS, but I want to pull an official double body weight dead lift.

That made a light bulb go off in my head: at my last meet, I lost 355 just below the knees. A 70-year-old man who has been competing since the time I was born (and pulled more than me), told me that I let the bar drift too far forward out of its groove, and that's why I lost the lift.

Practicing pulling the bar up and back into the shins will correct this- and I imagine that the bear hug of the Teacher could have the same effect.

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