I do not disagree with you on this on. But I rather have a solider deadlift and carry, over back squat. During care under fire soliders often have to pick up the wounded, and carry them for distance.I have to disagree with this. If you're doing contact drills (maybe even with a ruck on your back) you'll be squatting a heckuva lot. Including breaking contact out of a situation.
I like 'em both and I do them both. But if you're going to use the soldier example, well you're going to be spending way more time going down on one knee and getting back up (usually with a pack on) and crouching over the course of your career than you will be slinging injured bodies on your back a la Hollywood. But I agree, as long as you choose one, the other, (or both) and get strong then you'll be good to go...whether you're carrying an injured compadre and running for the choppa or doing battle drills.I do not disagree with you on this on. But I rather have a solider deadlift and carry, over back squat. During care under fire soliders often have to pick up the wounded, and carry them for distance.
People have different ways to reach the goal... Whatever floats your goat.
Thanks, I would most likely, depending on the individual add some different type carries to mix it up, sand bags, teammates, boulders, etc. One I really like was told to me by someone named Al, turkish get up to standing position, waiters carry to turn around spot, snatch, carry back to beginning spot, downward turkish get up, other hand, same same. These will take it out of you quickly and would have to be added when one is feeling rather spry. And then of course there could always be stadium carries. : ]
This is true and could be debated forever. I was thinking more along the lines of upper body, rows vs bench, pullups vs dips, etcI was watching an Ed Coan video on how to deadlift where he talked about the DL starting as a push then switching to a pull. It's how I pull, not that I have even half Ed's DL.