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May 05, 2019

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Can you walk 400 meters carrying 50-lb. dumbbells (♀ 35-lb.)?

A) If not, how far can you go before setting them down?
B) What are the heaviest dumbbells you can carry for 400 meters?

A $1,000 prize will be awarded for the heaviest successful 400-m carry (one for men and one for women). Do it on a track, upload video to YouTube, and post a link to 190505 comments by midnight, Sunday, May 12.

After the carry, practice controlled descents from a handstand for 10 minutes.

Post distance completed for A and load used for B to comments.

The Dumbbell Farmers Carry

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