Welcome to Strong as an Ox: The Farmer’s Carry Challenge! This is a great way to build strength and endurance while having fun. As a newcomer, you might be wondering what you need to participate in this challenge. Here are some suggestions:

– A pair of heavy objects: The weight of these objects should be challenging, but manageable for you to carry. Kettlebells, dumbbells, sandbags, or even grocery bags filled with heavy items can work. Make sure they are evenly matched in weight and easy to grip.

– Comfortable, breathable clothing: You will be carrying heavy weight, so it’s important to wear clothes that allow for full range of motion and don’t restrict your breathing. Avoid clothing that is too loose, as it can get caught on the weights or hinder your movement.

– Sturdy, supportive shoes: You will be carrying heavy weight, so it’s important to wear shoes that provide good support and stability. Running shoes or cross-training shoes are good options.

– Warm up: Before starting the challenge, make sure you warm up properly. This can include jogging or walking briskly, arm circles, hip circles, and squats.
– Hydration: Drink plenty of water before, during, and after the challenge to stay hydrated.
– Rest: Make sure you have enough rest before attempting the challenge. This will help you perform at your best and avoid injury.

– Grip the weights firmly: Make sure you have a good grip on the weights before starting to carry them.
– Keep your core engaged: This will help you maintain good posture and avoid strain on your back.
– Take small, quick steps: This will help you keep a steady pace and avoid tripping over your feet.
– Don’t drop the weights: If you need to put the weights down, do so gently to avoid injury.

– Find a partner: It’s more fun to do the challenge with a partner, and it can also provide motivation and support.
– Time yourself: Keep track of how long it takes you to complete the challenge, and try to beat your time next time.
– Take breaks if needed: If you need to take a break, do so. This challenge is meant to be challenging, but it’s important to listen to your body and avoid injury.

If you want to learn more about Strong as an Ox: The Farmer’s Carry Challenge, check out the website of the World’s Strongest Man competition, which features this challenge as one of their events. Good luck and have fun!