a.k.a. “The Farmers Carry”
👉🏼 Loading the spine means adding weight to the head or shoulders
👉🏼Carrying weight this way loads the shoulders, which then load the spine
👉🏼It teaches your postural muscles how to resist collapsing, thereby fortifying your supporting back and core muscles
👉🏼 It’s a good way to improve your grip strength too
👉🏼 Axial loading is necessary to prevent #osteopenia and #osteoporosis !
👉🏼It’s WAY mo better to proactively prevent bone loss than to treat it; once you’ve got it your options aren’t great
👉🏼You can practice Farmers Carries at home with big laundry detergent containers or grab a backpack full of books
👉🏼Asymmetrical, one-sided carries are great too
👉🏼Walk slowly, keeping core stiff, ribs down, neutral spine and pelvis
👉🏼 Focus on your gait/foot strike/hip extension
🗽New Yorkers do this every time we walk home with groceries, don’t we?
❓How often do you load your spine❓Will you add this to your daily practice❓
#retrainbackpain #axialload #farmerscarry #discherniation #backrehab