Farmer's Walk with Sandbags

Farmer’s Walk with Sandbags

farmer’s walk with two sandbags is a great exercise for building overall strength, grip strength, and stability. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to perform this exercise properly:

Video Instructions on How to do the Farmer’s Walk with Sandbags

Equipment Needed:

  1. Two equally weighted sandbags
  2. Adequate space for walking


  1. Choose Appropriate Sandbags:
    • Select sandbags that are filled with an appropriate weight for your fitness level. Start with a moderate weight and increase it as you become more comfortable with the exercise.
  2. Stand Tall:
    • Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart, and keep your back straight with a neutral spine. Engage your core muscles.
  3. Position the Sandbags:
    • Place a sandbag in each hand, gripping the handles or the sides of the sandbags firmly. Make sure the sandbags are evenly loaded.
  4. Lift the Sandbags:
    • Lift the sandbags off the ground by extending your hips and knees. Keep your chest up and maintain a straight back throughout the movement. This is the starting position.
  5. Walk Slowly and Steadily:
    • Start walking forward in a controlled manner. Take small steps, and keep a steady pace. Avoid rushing or taking large steps, as this can compromise your form.
  6. Maintain Proper Posture:
    • Focus on keeping your shoulders pulled back, chest up, and core engaged. Avoid leaning forward or to the sides. The goal is to maintain a stable and upright posture.
  7. Grip Strength:
    • The farmer’s walk is an excellent exercise for grip strength. Make sure to maintain a strong grip on the sandbags throughout the entire walk.
  8. Set a Distance:
    • Decide on a specific distance to walk. You can start with a shorter distance and gradually increase it as you get more comfortable with the exercise.
  9. Turn Around Carefully:
    • When you reach the end of your chosen distance, turn around slowly and carefully. Maintain control of the sandbags as you change direction.
  10. Repeat or Return:
    • Depending on your workout plan, you can either walk back to the starting point or continue for multiple rounds.
  11. End Safely:
    • Once you have completed the desired number of walks, carefully lower the sandbags back to the ground, bending at your hips and knees while maintaining a straight back.


  • Start with a lighter weight and gradually increase as your strength improves.
  • Focus on maintaining good posture and stability throughout the exercise.
  • Perform the exercise in a controlled manner to avoid unnecessary strain or injury.

Always consult with a fitness professional or healthcare provider before starting a new exercise program, especially if you have any pre-existing health conditions or concerns.