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    Favorite Lift


    The "Seldom Seen Lifts" thread inspired me to make this one. Is there any lift that you really look forward to? Why?

    For me, it's squats. I like them because I can feel practically every muscle in my body working, from my legs to my core, driving that weight up towards the ceiling.

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    Probably bench or curls at the moment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jayhawkk View Post
    Probably bench or curls at the moment.
    Curls for the girls
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    Either front squats or deadlifts. I suck horribly at both which is why I like them. Nothing like a challenge.
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    Deadlifts...
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    deads. nothing else gives me the "gym high"
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    deads bench
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    Yeah, deads are a solid choice, you can really feel your entire body working, I love that.
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    deads totally...close second is heavy cable crossovers...always gives me an insane pump...
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    dumbell shoulder presses!!!!

    o and leg press
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    Quote Originally Posted by stosh517 View Post
    deads totally...close second is heavy cable crossovers...always gives me an insane pump...
    Yeah, plus cable crossovers look really hardcore
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    Quote Originally Posted by AllMaxBrian View Post
    Yeah, plus cable crossovers look really hardcore
    when you're rackin' them they do
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    if this counts pullups, because i just enjoy doing them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt6969 View Post
    if this counts pullups, because i just enjoy doing them.
    Yeah I'd consider that a lift, some of the bodyweight exercises are the best ones.
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    dumbell flies........... cause i make em look sooooooooo goooooooooooood
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    Curls because I never really did them before. Always focused moreso on triceps and trying to hit areas I have neglected. Can't say deads or Squats are a favorite because when i'm done i'm completely exhausted and hurting... I enjoy the pump and the effects of them but I never enjoy them while doing them.
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    least favorite............. that fukin forearms curling bar where u gotta twist a weight up on a rope. it's a forearm building monster but i think it was a form of torture in ancient Egypt.
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    Reverse Hypers have got to be my favorite exercise, depending on how you do them they can leave you feeling great or they can make you not want to walk for a couple days.

    Here is one of the most fun exercise I do, its a reverse band bench press set up metal militia style. You get no assistance at the top of the lift, but about 250 lbs of assistance at the bottom. I am in the one in the yellow shirt:
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    Quote Originally Posted by pmiller383 View Post
    Reverse Hypers have got to be my favorite exercise, depending on how you do them they can leave you feeling great or they can make you not want to walk for a couple days.

    Here is one of the most fun exercise I do, its a reverse band bench press set up metal militia style. You get no assistance at the top of the lift, but about 250 lbs of assistance at the bottom. I am in the one in the yellow shirt:
    Wow, I've never seen that one before, looks pretty cool.
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    Lately for me it's been good ole' flat bb bench. I had some past wrist issues that really prevented me from pushing to hard, but they have diminished so I've been able to push myself much more. Love db hammer curls too.
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    I really like power and hang cleans
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    Dips and all forms of rows (sans upright).
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    Quote Originally Posted by warriors34 View Post
    I really like power and hang cleans
    Yeah, those are nice, you don't see them very often. Or at least no one at my gym does them
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    Its for football =]
    how do i get em up faster?(the weight)
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    Deadlifts, because it works my weak parts (back, traps, glutes)
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    flat or incline bench and rows
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    Quote Originally Posted by pmiller383 View Post
    Reverse Hypers have got to be my favorite exercise, depending on how you do them they can leave you feeling great or they can make you not want to walk for a couple days.

    Here is one of the most fun exercise I do, its a reverse band bench press set up metal militia style. You get no assistance at the top of the lift, but about 250 lbs of assistance at the bottom. I am in the one in the yellow shirt:
    Forget the lift, what a great song!!!
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    1) Weighted Chins ss. Heavy Cable Rows
    2) Romanian Deadlift or partial Deadlift
    3) DB Press
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    k thanks!!
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    Floor presses and decline BB skull crushers...I'm lovin' leg presses right now too
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    Quote Originally Posted by bubbachew View Post
    Floor presses and decline BB skull crushers...I'm lovin' leg presses right now too
    Decline Skull Crushers...you don't see those every day.
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    I love bb bench and squats. I really want to get into deadlifts but I don't know proper form. I'm going to do a little research right now.
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    Deadlifts are very rewarding in terms of strength and pretty fun. Here's a video to help you figure out the form:
    [youtube]8-O_MT72rck[/youtube]
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    Thanks for those posts thaOrleanyte and AllMaxBrian. It is greatly appreciated!!
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    So it's like a half squat, but back lowers more?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Liquid13 View Post
    So it's like a half squat, but back lowers more?
    Yeah, I've actually heard it described as "squatting behind the bar," which makes sense if you think about it.
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