Plate bear hug

Discussion in 'Flexibility, Mobility, and Movement' started by FinlayB, Oct 3, 2018.

  1. FinlayB

    FinlayB Double-Digit Post Count


    So I have been recently struggling to find a good gyn in my area. I am making do with what is provided in the condo gym.

    For the past couple of weeks i have been doing bear hug plate carries and squats. They are my new favorote form of torture. I find them especailly testing and wondered if anyone else had experimented with the exercise.

    As an aside i am on the verge of giving up on my search for a gym and buying a 32kg and working with that.
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  2. Steve Freides

    Steve Freides Forum Administrator Senior Certified Instructor

    @FinlayB, all manner of carrying heavy things are generally good strength training. Enjoy.

  3. Bauer

    Bauer More than 500 posts

    I havent done them much but thanks for the reminder :) As I dont have sandbags they seem to be a great alternative!
  4. North Coast Miller

    North Coast Miller More than 2500 posts

    Was just having a conversation today about how comprehensive bearhug lifts can be.

    One I have experimented with is bearhug into a GoodMorning, come back up and drop into a front squat, repeat.

    Hugging the weight works anterior due to clamping effort, posterior due to pulling it tight to the trunk, mix with your favorite hinge and/or squat and you've got a relatively complete though somewhat unpleasant workout.

    I haven't done any with plates though, I'll stick with my sandbags :)
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