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11 Loaded Carry Variations That Develop Real World Strength that Transfers Onto the Mat and Into the Cage

The loaded carry does more to expand athletic qualities than any other single thing I ve attempted in my career as a coach and athlete. And I do not say that lightly. -Coach Dan John We all know the benefits of hinging, squatting, pushing ad pulling heavy objects.  Carrying heavy things has recently gained popularity and  is about as natural and functional as we can get in the weight room. Not only does it stress the entire body, but it translates incredibly well into grappling and fighting. Controlling positions on the ground, in the clinch, fighting for wrist control, scrambling against the cage, fighting for takedowns and other positions require you to move and manipulate your opponent with the type of strength and power that heavy carries can provide. Needless to say, they are a welcomed addition to ALL of our athletes programs. Symmetrical Loads Symmetrical Loads are carried using both arms and is relatively centered between the left and right sides of our body. We can change t