Barbell Suitcase Carry

Barbell Suitcase Carry


This exercise involves carrying a barbell in one hand, like a suitcase, while walking. It helps to improve grip strength, core stability, and overall body strength.

Muscle Group

Equipment Required

Barbell Suitcase Carry Instructions

  1. Begin by standing next to a loaded barbell on the ground.
  2. Position your feet shoulder-width apart and hinge at the hips to grip the barbell with one hand.
  3. Engage your core and lift the barbell off the ground, keeping your back straight and your arm extended.
  4. Walk forward while maintaining a stable core and keeping the barbell off the ground.
  5. After walking a certain distance, switch hands and repeat the exercise on the other side.
  6. Continue walking back and forth for the desired number of repetitions or time.
  7. When finished, lower the barbell back to the ground with control.

Barbell Suitcase Carry Form & Visual

Barbell Suitcase Carry

Barbell Suitcase Carry Benefits

  • Improves grip strength
  • Increases core stability
  • Develops unilateral strength and balance
  • Enhances overall body control and coordination
  • Can be used as a functional exercise for everyday activities

Barbell Suitcase Carry Muscles Worked

  • Forearm muscles
  • Abdominal muscles
  • Back muscles
  • Glute muscles
  • Quadriceps muscles

Barbell Suitcase Carry Variations & Alternatives