Lifts that best reflect applicable/functional strength
- 09-09-2008, 07:09 PM
- 09-09-2008, 07:14 PM
Straight up A to G squat. When you do it correctly, you engage almost all of your muscles...all of your legs, glutes, back, abs, and all the time stabilizers in between.
09-09-2008, 07:15 PM
Umm...gotta go with clean and jerk.
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09-09-2008, 07:33 PM
functional strength i'd say was clean and press
the one that uses the most muscles - overhead squat.
09-09-2008, 07:38 PM
Functional strength would be deads or squats. Clean and Jerk is a fine exercise, but when do you try to pick up a T.V. or move anything heavy at MAX SPEED. C&J is a power movement with its foundation in velocity, whereas, deads and squats are much more functional strength based.
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09-10-2008, 09:04 AM
deads for sure.........I work on cars/trucks/big trucks...........and i pick up wheel tire combos that weigh over 100 pounds quite often........actually habitually.
squats, i use that movement all the time, though weight is usually in front of me, not on my shoulders.
overhead press............. transmissions.............
yep all three............
09-10-2008, 10:09 AM
Ive read that the overhead squat is also a good predictor of functional strength, and some football programs are implementing it in their strength test as opposed to the bp.
09-10-2008, 10:10 AM
09-10-2008, 10:57 AM
if anyting the dead lift motion and something like a farmers walk was what was used most frequently
dead lift type motion to get the stuff of the ground and farmers walk for carrying it a decent distance
the only time i had to move somethign over head was when we had to flip my couch around to get it in the door
based o nthe moving statement farmers walk and deads are the most useful type of lifts most people dont carry the boxes over their head
09-10-2008, 11:14 AM
I thought, i wonder what it would be like to do the press then squat down with it...............no joke.........
i have never seen it done, ever.
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