One distinct advantage of loaded carries is their low-skill/high-output nature. Because skill is such a limiting factor to intensity with more complex movements like the Snatch and Clean and Jerk, loaded carries allow us to tap more deeply into all energy systems and experience loads we wouldn’t otherwise be able to experience.

For example, I’ve had normal everyday folks carry twice their bodyweight on the Yoke. There is absolutely no other way that person could experience such a significant load without putting themselves in harm’s way.

I suggest dedicating at least one day a week to intense loaded carries, drags, and/or pulls.