This article originally appeared on Fatherly.
Carrying your kid correctly is one of the most important things you can do to avoid injury. But you already knew that. What you might not have known, and what the dads in this video demonstrate, is that carrying your kid like a dumbbell is one of the best ways to strengthen yourself for all that carrying.
Where dads before might have seen excuses -- "There's just no time to work out anymore." -- there lies opportunity: if your kid's always around, you always have something to lift. After all, as a father, it's your job to be the example your kids follow as they grow into productive members of society who are always kind to others, eat their vegetables, and never skip leg day.
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