What is your favorite exercise out of the 'big 3' ?
- 02-08-2008, 03:26 PM
- 02-08-2008, 03:30 PM
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.
- 02-08-2008, 03:32 PM
Deadlift. The best test of overall body strength, especially these days with the squat suits and bench shirts.
02-08-2008, 03:49 PM
02-08-2008, 07:05 PM
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.
02-09-2008, 07:00 AM
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.
The Truth is, there is no Truth.
02-09-2008, 08:04 AM
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.
"I am legally blind and if I can Squat,deadlift and over all get myself to the gym then anyone can get their a$$ in gear and get strong!!" - malleus25
02-09-2008, 08:26 AM
02-09-2008, 08:59 AM
02-09-2008, 01:55 PM
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.
02-09-2008, 06:45 PM
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.
02-09-2008, 10:58 PM
02-10-2008, 01:19 AM
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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02-11-2008, 08:49 AM
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
02-11-2008, 09:09 AM
benching (esp really heavy) puts a lot of strain on my shoulders. This is probably my limiting factor.
02-12-2008, 10:56 PM
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.
02-12-2008, 11:55 PM
02-16-2008, 08:11 AM
02-18-2008, 11:00 PM
02-18-2008, 11:06 PM
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.
02-18-2008, 11:09 PM
02-18-2008, 11:26 PM
02-19-2008, 08:40 AM
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!
02-19-2008, 01:54 PM
02-19-2008, 03:35 PM
02-20-2008, 09:45 AM
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..
02-20-2008, 10:31 AM
02-20-2008, 02:04 PM
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