Partner Carries

• Stand at bottom of hill, stairs or stadium with partner of equal weight on your back

• Run up hill/stairs and drop partner at top

• Walk down alongside partner and repeat with you on his backREPS: 4-6x 50 steps

RECOVERY: Rest while you walk back down and while on partner’s back

BENEFITS: “Young guys usually come in here pretty weak, and they are unable to support much weight on their back at first. This exercise helps them deal with the load. They actively recover on the way down and get a short passive recovery when they are carried.” —Sandeen

“The reason we do bodyweight-supporting exercises is because the athletes are not only conditioning their bodies, but they are also adapting to carrying and supporting a load on their backs, something young guys should focus on.” —Halberg