Combined Carry Variations

 
 

We've been performing a TON of carry variations in the Stout Pittsburgh group strength classes over the past month or so. Their simplicity and effectiveness make a strong case for the group fitness environment. These exercises are fantastic to train in a circuit fashion. Link carries together and work logically to tax different muscles over longer stretches of time.

For example: 1 Lap ea. of Double Overhead Racked Suitcase. Here, the demand on the shoulders decrease w/ each position, allowing you to increase total body time-under-tension.

Combined variations only add to our arsenal & depth. They give us the ability to transition side-to-side, effectively doubling our options. This can also be done w/ unilateral variations! The combined variations allow for variety & an increase in total load, but the unilateral circuits increase the asymmetrical demands.
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At the end of the day, there are carry variations for everyone. You just need to select the appropriate variation for your health & fitness goals!