So, the past couple of weeks I've been "a travelin' man" and that usually means my regular training takes a hit. I don't mind - sometimes the break is exactly what I need and it forces me to be creative and train things I usually neglect.
Armed with little but a 28kg kettlebell, I revisited some great exercises that certainly deserve time and effort. One of those exercises, is a one-armed farmer's walk, also known as the "suitcase carry". If you've never spent time with this one, do - I think you'll find it surprisingly difficult to carry a weight unilaterally that you would carry comfortably with two-handed farmer's walks. Farmer's walks with a pair of 28kg bells would not be a big deal, for example, but carrying a single 28kg bell, without the twin to balance the load, is a treat.
A little lean is fine if the weight gets heavy, but don't go crazy with it
Related Posts & Resources:
The Secret Of Loaded Carries by Dan John (t-nation article)
Everything's Over My Head - From The Ground Up - Carried Away ($39.95) DVD by Dan John.
It it straight-forward and to the point - if you train, you will probably enjoy it. If you enjoy people talking about anatomy, you probably won't.
Dad Strength Part II: "If You Had To Choose One Exercise..." (Squat Rx post)