Farmer's Walk with Kettlebell

Kettlebell Farmers Walk

The Farmer’s Walk is a simple yet effective exercise that primarily targets the muscles in your grip, forearms, and upper back, while also engaging your core and lower body for stability. When performing the Farmer’s Walk with two kettlebells, here are the step-by-step instructions:

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

Equipment Needed:

  • Two equally weighted kettlebells


  1. Select Appropriate Weight:
    • Choose kettlebells that are challenging but manageable. Start with a weight that allows you to maintain proper form throughout the exercise.
  2. Set Up:
    • Place the kettlebells on the ground on either side of you.
  3. Stand Between the Kettlebells:
    • Position yourself with your feet shoulder-width apart, standing tall and maintaining a neutral spine.
  4. Hinge at the Hips:
    • Bend at your hips and knees, lowering your body to grasp the kettlebells with a firm grip. Keep your back flat, chest up, and engage your core.
  5. Grip the Kettlebells:
    • Grab the handles of the kettlebells with a firm grip. Ensure that your wrists are straight and your shoulders are pulled back.
  6. Lift the Kettlebells:
    • With a strong grip, lift the kettlebells off the ground simultaneously. Use your hips, legs, and core to lift the weights.
  7. Stand Tall:
    • Once the kettlebells are lifted, stand tall with your shoulders back and your chest up. Maintain a neutral spine throughout the exercise.
  8. Walk with Control:
    • Start walking forward with short, controlled steps. Keep a brisk but manageable pace. Focus on maintaining good posture, and avoid leaning to one side.
  9. Look Ahead:
    • Keep your gaze forward to help maintain balance and a straight path while walking.
  10. Walk for a Designated Distance or Time:
    • Farmer’s Walks can be performed for a predetermined distance (e.g., 50 feet) or a specific duration (e.g., 30 seconds). Gradually increase the distance or time as you become more comfortable with the exercise.
  11. Return the Kettlebells:
    • Once you’ve completed the designated distance or time, carefully lower the kettlebells back to the ground with proper form.
  12. Rest and Repeat:
    • Take a short break between sets if needed. Repeat the exercise for the desired number of sets.


  • Focus on maintaining a strong grip throughout the exercise.
  • Keep your core engaged to stabilize your spine.
  • Avoid excessive leaning or twisting; move in a straight line.
  • Start with lighter weights if you’re new to the exercise and gradually increase the load as your strength improves.

As with any exercise, it’s essential to prioritize proper form to reduce the risk of injury and maximize the effectiveness of the workout. If you have any existing health conditions or concerns, it’s advisable to consult with a fitness professional or healthcare provider before attempting new exercises.