Strongman Timber Carry

Strongman Timber Carry


This exercise involves carrying a heavy timber for a certain distance or time, typically performed by strongmen or athletes to improve grip strength, core stability, and overall strength and endurance.

Muscle Group

Equipment Required

Strongman Timber Carry Instructions

  1. Approach the timber and stand with your feet shoulder-width apart.
  2. Bend down and grip the timber with both hands, making sure your fingers are wrapped around the top of the timber.
  3. Stand up and lift the timber off the ground, keeping your back straight and your core engaged.
  4. Begin walking forward, taking small, quick steps.
  5. Make sure to keep your shoulders back and your chest up.
  6. Continue walking until you reach the designated finish line.
  7. Lower the timber back to the ground and release your grip.
  8. Rest and repeat for the desired number of sets and repetitions.

Strongman Timber Carry Form & Visual

Strongman Timber Carry

Strongman Timber Carry Benefits

  • Increases flexibility and strength in the entire body
  • Improves circulation and cardiovascular health
  • Reduces stress and anxiety
  • Improves digestion and metabolism
  • Helps with weight loss and management
  • Improves focus and concentration
  • Can be modified for different fitness levels and abilities
  • Can be done anywhere with no equipment needed

Strongman Timber Carry Muscles Worked

  • Forearms
  • Grip
  • Upper back
  • Shoulders
  • Core
  • Legs

Strongman Timber Carry Variations & Alternatives

  • Strongman farmer’s carry
  • Timber frame carry
  • Single-arm kettlebell carry
  • Sandbag carry
  • Yoke carry