First XV Carries Series- Goblet Carry
I’ve talked about carries also being sneaky core work, and today’s carry, the Goblet (GB) carry definitely fit the bill here. If someone is having an issue with direct core work and also needs more work for their upper back, this is my go to.
-Keys here are to keep the elbows tucked and your rib cage down.
-No hyper extended backs allowed. The weight is not meant to sit on your chest. You’re suppose to hold it.
-Take it slow because there’s a chance you won’t be able to see something right in front of you, depending on how heavy the KB is.
-Speaking of that, for weight selection, I recommend starting with a KB that you can squat 10 times. When I say that, I mean that those 10 squats feel like work, not fluff. You can make an increase or decrease in weight from there.
-This carry can also be done with dumbbells and sand bags if you so choose.
Jarrod Dyke, CSCS