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What is your favorite exercise out of the 'big 3' ?

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    What is your favorite exercise out of the 'big 3' ?

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    I hated DL for a long time, but lately I'm loving it. Squats beat up one of my knees too much and bench is a little boring for me.
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    Deadlift. The best test of overall body strength, especially these days with the squat suits and bench shirts.
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    Bench
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    bench, but before i hurt my lower back it was deads. squats is the friend that gets on my nerves but i see him anyway.
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    Deadlift. Oh god, I love deadlifting. I can't wait to deadlift. I get random urges to deadlift all day long. It's ****in weird.
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    Voted for squats because deads are still too new in my regime. Ask me again in a few weeks and it'll probably change. With squats I always find new veins poking out, good times.
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    Bench no doubt

    im surprised bench is losing...
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    Deads baby, very Deads
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    I love deadlifting. Just like you bound, I could do deads ever day.

    I don't like squats as much because I have to be overly careful with my knees which are slightly shotty from playing soccer for 12 years.

    Bench press my strength goes up way too slowly.

    Deadlifts I can make the most improvements the fastest. It is the best exercise out of the 3 that I do well.
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    I am a deadlift man, myself.

    I've never been fond of benching, not even in high school. I suppose that could be why my chest is a tad underdeveloped compared to my back.

    I used to LOVE squats. But, one day, the great God of Iron struck me down... lower back blew out during a semi-light set (~265). Haven't done them since.

    I feel I can control the weight better on DLs, and I can't risk injuring myself again... I just had a baby boy this last summer and he needs his daddy to be able to pick him up.

    But, I don't go heavy on DLs. I use them more as a rehab type exercise. Usually 185-225, depending on how I feel. But, I do them very slow and controlled... trying to keep my back up to snuff.
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    Deadlift is king...deadlifts feel good
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    Deadlifts, it's the only lift intense enough to really bring out the beast in me. I'm not a grunter, I breathe heavily, but I don't grunt... except for when I'm deadlifting massive weights. I don't think I do it on purpose, its simply a reaction to high intensity.
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    come on guys, you know you like to bench

    what i like about it is precisely that it's not too intense like the deadlift. I can put 100% intensity in my bench every week, but if I put 100% in my deadlift im going to faint and my heart is going to explode
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    benching (esp really heavy) puts a lot of strain on my shoulders. This is probably my limiting factor.
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    deads bring me to life man... im not sure what it is, but everytime i do them no matter how worn out i am, the second or third set i just rage... and i feel really awake the rest of the day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by arjun4 View Post
    deads bring me to life man... im not sure what it is, but everytime i do them no matter how worn out i am, the second or third set i just rage... and i feel really awake the rest of the day.
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    squats... with deads a close second... I am better at keeping good form in performing squats...
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    Quote Originally Posted by sbv View Post
    come on guys, you know you like to bench

    what i like about it is precisely that it's not too intense like the deadlift. I can put 100% intensity in my bench every week, but if I put 100% in my deadlift im going to faint and my heart is going to explode
    That is really lame.
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    i had to chose between bench and squat...really probably a tie but went with bench. Deads i dont like too much because i get some uncomfortable pain in my back sometimes, with good form. I dunno i dont think it suits my tall frame to well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pistonpump View Post
    i had to chose between bench and squat...really probably a tie but went with bench. Deads i dont like too much because i get some uncomfortable pain in my back sometimes, with good form. I dunno i dont think it suits my tall frame to well.
    I think deads are easier than squats for the taller framed type. I guess it depends on arms length to some extent though.
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    i dont ever use a belt either, for anything.
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    Squats n Deads separate the men from the boys....literally!

    I love squats because of the test / libido rush the next couple days. Deads I love because they make me feel strong like bull!
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    Quote Originally Posted by pistonpump View Post
    i dont ever use a belt either, for anything.
    Just be careful not to do them like Alexander.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sbv View Post
    come on guys, you know you like to bench

    what i like about it is precisely that it's not too intense like the deadlift. I can put 100% intensity in my bench every week, but if I put 100% in my deadlift im going to faint and my heart is going to explode

    Going too hardcore in working out can suck. Probably should just skip deads all together.
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    if i dont almost die of a heart attack during deadlifts.. i dont leave the gym satisfied.

    that like the best part about deads, is how intense they are..
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    if you are trying to avoid intensity in the gym then you are wrong!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jas123 View Post
    I think deads are easier than squats for the taller framed type. I guess it depends on arms length to some extent though.
    Most definitely. I've seen a lot of 6'4"+ guys pull a good bit of weight, very rare to see those guys squatting a lot. Short guys squatting a lot of weight is about as impressive as Rodja's standup
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alexander View Post
    Most definitely. I've seen a lot of 6'4"+ guys pull a good bit of weight, very rare to see those guys squatting a lot. Short guys squatting a lot of weight is about as impressive as Rodja's standup
    Ouch, that stings. I have been working almost exclusively on my stand-up since the shin healed. I can't throw any HKs right now, but my combos are really improving.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodja View Post
    Ouch, that stings. I have been working almost exclusively on my stand-up since the shin healed. I can't throw any HKs right now, but my combos are really improving.
    Just ****ing around, but I knew it would sting a little. You should post some of your training vids, if possible. I wouldn't really know if you had standup or not, cause in your fight vids everything was pretty much crazy scrambling, which you are very good at.
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    Squats, they just make me feel like a beast when I get done doing some atg.

    I'd say deads but my back is ugly weak. I'm working on it.
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    thats mainly why i like squats because you just feel like an ox with big weight on your shoulders.
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    I don't deadlift as much as I should but when I squat I feel like a man. Nothing makes me rage in the gym like the squat!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jas123 View Post
    Just be careful not to do them like Alexander.

    haha jesus...he has back problems for sure after that video
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    DEADLIFT. i just learned how 2 spell it.
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    It's not on there but I got to say weighted dips are my favorite out of everything. I think that gets my Test flowing. But the one on the list is deads love pulling that big weight up.
    yea figured i'd bring this thread back from the dead I was gonna post a poll almost the same.
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