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    What are the top 5 most underrated exercises?


    They can be weight training or cardio.

    Here's mine:
    1. Jumping Jacks/Jumping Rope
    2. Good Mornings
    3. Deadlifts
    4. Lunges
    5. Pullovers
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    1. GHRs
    2. Good Mornings
    3. pjr DB pullover
    4. tate press
    5. Squat (most know its the best but i still see so many people that do not squat)
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    Squats
    Cleans (proper form)
    Deadlifts
    Seated bis (the standers always use momentum)
    Pull ups (I love 'em, but I never see anybody else hitting them at the gym)
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    gotta agree with jumping rope.

    others include:
    swimming
    front squats
    hack squats
    ab wheel
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    Ouch! Front squats! Those always worried me, so I never did too much weight there.
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    Walking Lunges
    Front Squats
    Overhead Extensions w/ campered bar
    Cleans
    Step-Ups (this is the least used movement for building hip power)
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    Lying side laterals
    Decline tricep extension
    reverse crunch/vkr
    pull ups
    safety squats
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    Deadlifts
    Squats
    Lunges
    Incline Dumbell press
    Hip exercises(Patty C a dance teacher showed me them)
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    Quote Originally Posted by dnegel View Post
    1. GHRs
    2. Good Mornings
    3. pjr DB pullover
    4. tate press
    5. Squat (most know its the best but i still see so many people that do not squat)
    GHRs and tate press? Those are so underrated, I've never even heard of them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thesinner View Post
    GHRs and tate press? Those are so underrated, I've never even heard of them.
    Tate Presses are very good.

    Exercise Guide - Tate Press
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    Weighted Dips
    Good Mornings
    Hack Squat
    Lunges
    Decline Bench...
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    Walking Lunges
    Good mornings
    GHRs
    front squats
    clean and press
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    Cool


    1. Straight Leg Dead Lifts
    2. Zercher Squats
    3. Front Squats
    4. Dead Lifts
    5. Heavy Calf Raises (you know who you are... the guy's doing sets of 25 calf raises with 90lbs and whining about not gaining any size)
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    1) Full Rep Clean and Press
    2) Full Rep Dead Lifts
    3) Incline Bench Press
    4) Walking Lunges
    5) Jumping Rope
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    Quote Originally Posted by CDB View Post
    1) 2) Full Rep Dead Lifts
    Are you talking about locking out at the top?
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    Definitely deadlifts
    Any kind of rear delt exercises, those are so good for preventing rotator cuff injuries.
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    The gym was closed yesterday, so my training partner and I weren't able to do our regular cardio day.

    I get a call from him, asking what he should do to as replacement. I bet him he couldn't do jumping jacks for a straight 30 minutes (keep in mind this is a guy who runs 6-7 miles HIIT on a treadmill). I should've bet money.
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    1)Squats
    2)Rear delt excersises (I agree with CRUNCH, having had injuries)
    3)Deadlifts
    4)Dumbbell Rows
    5)Cardio in general (What's the sense in having muscle if it's covered in fat?)
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    Quote Originally Posted by livebono View Post
    2)Rear delt excersises (I agree with CRUNCH, having had injuries)
    I agree with crunch, not having had injuries, but having seen people do some really ugly back & bi poses.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thesinner View Post
    GHRs and tate press? Those are so underrated, I've never even heard of them.
    GHRs are probably the best hamstring exercise, they are pretty hard though most people cant do very many.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thesinner View Post
    Are you talking about locking out at the top?
    No, I mean literally dead lifting the bar everytime. A full rep dead lift is going down, lifting the bar, lowering it to the floor and then returning to a standing/starting position, then repeating. Most people I see go down once to lift and then never let go of the bar. That gives you some bounce at the bottom of each subsequent eccentric and you're not really deadlifting the bar even if it touches the floor. Doing full rep dead lifts is very, very taxing. Noticably more so than only dead lifting once at the beginning.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CDB View Post
    No, I mean literally dead lifting the bar everytime. A full rep dead lift is going down, lifting the bar, lowering it to the floor and then returning to a standing/starting position, then repeating. Most people I see go down once to lift and then never let go of the bar. That gives you some bounce at the bottom of each subsequent eccentric and you're not really deadlifting the bar even if it touches the floor. Doing full rep dead lifts is very, very taxing. Noticably more so than only dead lifting once at the beginning.
    Wow, I never knew that. Bringing it down until the plates barely touch the floor seems to be a common practice. Interesting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thesinner View Post
    Wow, I never knew that. Bringing it down until the plates barely touch the floor seems to be a common practice. Interesting.
    Yup, and it isn't the 'right' way strictly speaking. Full rep deads kick your ass. Same for the clean and press. Some people clean the bar once and then do presses for however many reps, then return the bar to the floor. Clean, press, return, stand, clean, press, return, stand, etc., is the correct way to do it. It's another one that kicks your ass when you do it right, full rep.
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    Copenhagen dips
    Budweiser curls
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    Quote Originally Posted by TeamSavage View Post
    Copenhagen dips
    Budweiser curls
    haha, nice...

    i also wanna add a new one to my list:
    50-100 meter sprints - possibly THE most underated form of cardio
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    Quote Originally Posted by dnegel View Post
    GHRs are probably the best hamstring exercise, they are pretty hard though most people cant do very many.

    Oh, Glute/ham raises. Those do kick ***, if only more gyms carried the equipment to do them (for instance MY gym).
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    squat rack curls
    half squats
    half bench press
    swinging lateral raises
    smith maching squats

    Oh UNDERrated exercises... Well using my gym as my example...

    Full, ATG squts
    deadlift
    goodmornings
    standing barbell sholder press
    Barbell rows

    I seem to be the only person who does any of these exercises.
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    [QUOTE=bigstabile;733927]squat rack curls
    half squats
    half bench press
    swinging lateral raises
    smith maching squats
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    Nice!
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    Snatch
    Walking Lunges
    Rotational Core Work
    Lying side and rear delt raises
    Power Clean & Push Press (for 10+ reps)
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    Quote Originally Posted by CDONDICI View Post
    Rotational Core Work

    What do you mean by this? When I hear the words "Core Work" I automatically associate Yoga Balls and the "Overrated."
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    Quote Originally Posted by thesinner View Post
    What do you mean by this? When I hear the words "Core Work" I automatically associate Yoga Balls and the "Overrated."
    I mean stuff like this:

    Cable Push Pull

    http://www.uwlax.edu/strengthcenter/...ideos/nino.mpg

    Video: Functional training: Russian twist from ExpertVillage (These are better if you hold weight in your hands while doing them)

    Also medicine ball side throws, push pass style.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thesinner View Post
    What do you mean by this? When I hear the words "Core Work" I automatically associate Yoga Balls and the "Overrated."
    I love those stability balls for some of my clients. By getting off balance you hit those muscles involved in proprioception, very important for athletes of any kind.

    JC Santana has put out some good stuff about training on those.

    Those things can make you sore as hell the first couple times you use them for some exercises too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CRUNCH View Post
    I love those stability balls for some of my clients. By getting off balance you hit those muscles involved in proprioception, very important for athletes of any kind.

    JC Santana has put out some good stuff about training on those.

    Those things can make you sore as hell the first couple times you use them for some exercises too.
    I'll agree that they have their place (expecially in athletics), but I'm sure you'll agree that there are schools of thought that put waaaaaaay too much emphasis on them than they need to be.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thesinner View Post
    I'll agree that they have their place (expecially in athletics), but I'm sure you'll agree that there are schools of thought that put waaaaaaay too much emphasis on them than they need to be.
    You're right. There are a few out there that believe it's the ONLY way to train and that's not true. I think they should be used to enhance a sound strength training program.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CDONDICI View Post
    I mean stuff like this:

    Cable Push Pull

    http://www.uwlax.edu/strengthcenter/...ideos/nino.mpg

    Video: Functional training: Russian twist from ExpertVillage (These are better if you hold weight in your hands while doing them)

    Also medicine ball side throws, push pass style.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CRUNCH View Post
    I think they should be used to enhance a sound strength training program.
    That's a good way of putting it.
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    1 side lateral
    2. standing cable rear delt fly
    3. machine pullover
    4 one arm cable curl
    5. Leg extensions
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    for cardio... i say squat thrusts......my god....it used to be a part of our physical ed. in elementary school up in new york...they still haunt my dreams till this very day but now that im more health consious...i can understand that those are very aerobic exercise.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mpkonig View Post
    for cardio... i say squat thrusts......my god....it used to be a part of our physical ed. in elementary school up in new york...they still haunt my dreams till this very day but now that im more health consious...i can understand that those are very aerobic exercise.
    I remember those, same situation too. Elementary school through high school though. They were murder.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CDB View Post
    I remember those, same situation too. Elementary school through high school though. They were murder.
    yeah..now i know why the armed forces make the recruites do them when they get in trouble...lol
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