THE EFFECT OF FARMERS WALK EXERCISE ON PERFORMANCE MEASURES UP TO THREE DAYS POST EXERCISE
Jacob D. Fanno1, Jason McCormack2, Anthony Sanchez2, Heather E. Webb3. 1Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA. 2Texas A&M University, Corpus Christy, TX. 3Mercer University, Macon, GA.
BACKGROUND: Introduction of functional training movements, such as the farmers walk carry (FWC), into athletic training programs has become popularized in recent years. However, more research is needed to determine how these types of exercises may impact performance in the days following exercise. METHODS: Fourteen participants (23.43 ± 1.87 yrs., 170.73 ± 9.37 cm, and 82.69 ± 22.84 kg) were asked to perform 10 repetitions of a 20m normal walk condition (NWC) or FWC, which was randomized and counterbalanced among participants. The FWC protocol was performed utilizing a high-handled hex-bar with a weight equal to 75% of the participants deadlift 1RM (96.69 ± 29.20 kg), while the NWC protocol was performed without additional weight. Participants were then asked to return 24, 48, and 72 hours post exercise and perform 3 weighted shoulder shrugs at 75% of shrug 1RM, as well as 3 vertical jump attempts, to record power and velocity measures. Repeated Measures Analysis of Variance (RMANOVA) were used to examine the measures of power, velocity, and averages between the two conditions across time. RESULTS: A main effect for time was found for average shrug velocity (F3,27 = 4.03, &It), with a decrease in the average shrug velocity in the FWC exercise session R24 and R48, and in the NWC to R48 and R72. There was a significant interaction effect for VJ best (F3,33 = 3.51, &It) and a main effect for time (F3,33 = 3.34, &It) CONCLUSIONS: The results from this study suggest that performing the FWC at 75% of deadlift 1RM was not detrimental to performance measures up to three days post exercise, when compared to a NWC.
Fanno, JD; McCormack, J; Sanchez, A; and Webb, HE
"THE EFFECT OF FARMERS WALK EXERCISE ON PERFORMANCE MEASURES UP TO THREE DAYS POST EXERCISE,"
International Journal of Exercise Science: Conference Proceedings: Vol. 16:
1, Article 212.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.wku.edu/ijesab/vol16/iss1/212