Dumbbell Suitcase Carry

Dumbbell Suitcase Carry


The Dumbbell Suitcase Carry is an exercise where you hold a dumbbell in one hand and walk while keeping your core engaged and your shoulders level. This exercise helps to improve grip strength, core stability, and overall balance.

Muscle Group

Equipment Required

Dumbbell Suitcase Carry Instructions

  1. Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and hold a dumbbell in one hand.
  2. Keep your core tight and your back straight.
  3. Begin walking forward, keeping your arm straight and the weight at your side.
  4. Take small, controlled steps and keep your shoulders level.
  5. Walk for a set distance or time, then switch the weight to the other hand and repeat.

Dumbbell Suitcase Carry Form & Visual

Dumbbell Suitcase Carry

Dumbbell Suitcase Carry Benefits

  • Improves grip strength
  • Increases core stability
  • Develops unilateral strength and balance
  • Enhances overall body control and coordination
  • Can be done with minimal equipment and space

Dumbbell Suitcase Carry Muscles Worked

  • Forearm muscles
  • Abdominal muscles
  • Lower back muscles
  • Gluteus medius muscles
  • Quadriceps muscles

Dumbbell Suitcase Carry Variations & Alternatives

  • Dumbbell Farmer’s Carry
  • Dumbbell Waiter’s Carry
  • Dumbbell Rack Carry
  • Dumbbell Overhead Carry
  • Dumbbell Zercher Carry