I elect the deadlift and the clean and press. What do you guys think?
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.
Umm...gotta go with clean and jerk.
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functional strength i'd say was clean and press
the one that uses the most muscles - overhead squat.
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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im gona have to say Arnold press
i'm gonna say, i agree with anything volcom says on this topic.
Those are the most functional, IMO.
i disagree with the over head presses since how often to you lift stiff over head around the house
How often do you grab a T.V., brace yourself, and then bend the knees past parallel?
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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............
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.
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
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.