Just curious about this...

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  1. bookworm_cn317

    bookworm_cn317 2nd Black Belt

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    I'm just INSANELY curious about this, so, here's my question:
    For those of us who DO lift weights, what's your favorite exercise to do with them?
     
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    putting those 12 oz cans in the garbage.

    really probaly sqaurts.
     
  3. benj13bowlin

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    That is a really hard question to answer. I like the feeling of pushing a lot of weight, especially on exercises that work several muscle groups. So I guess I would have to say the incline dumbell press is my favorite, but there are so many others that I like almost as much.
     
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    I love doing pull overs and pectoral flys. I really like the way my muscles feel when I do those two....

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    Inclines and declines with dumbells; burn-out curl supersets with a straight bar.
     
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    Short range benchpresses to failure (enough mass to fail at ~20 reps) -- one set per week.

    Same for short range pullups --> one set.

    Cable pulldowns because I'm too weak still to do full blown pullups.

    Also, leg extensions and leg curls --> 3 sets of each. These are therapeutic for a knee condition that I have.

    I do not enjoy lifting weights, but I do these few exercises.
     
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    Seated rows. I like the way it keeps up my heart rate up and makes me feel so energized afterwards.
     
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    Clubbell Iron Cross

    I usually do the Shoulder Cast, the one handed component that makes the up the Iron Cross when you add a second clubbell, because I find it easier to work into a routine. But the Iron Cross speaks to me.

    The Side Swipe includes the Shoulder Cast and continues onto a swing, increasing the range of motion. However, it's got a completely different sensation of yielding, halting, and overcoming force because the swing and gravity give you some helping physics.

    However, I try not to have favorites. And my first inclination was to say, "The exercise I'm doing right Now." Thank you for causing me to look a bit deeper.

    EDIT - Hey, I found a video. This guy is huge, I've got some concerns about his form, and it looks like 5 lbs clubbells, but here you go: http://media.putfile.com/The-Iron-Cross-Demo-with-Clubbells
     
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    Last time I did heavy weight training, I started with squats. Something I read (maybe Brawn) said there were some big advantages to that. This was 10 years back, so I don't recall the details.

    These days, I do yoga and calithstenics.
     
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    I should probably say what my faves are, huh?

    OK, I like squats, bicep curls and military press.
     
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    If I only have time for one exercise I like to load up a bar and do the stiff-legged deadlift. I injured my back a couple years back, and it has done wonders for me.
     
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    Pec flys would probably be my favorite. Followed by bicep curls and pullovers.
     
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    bicep curls and tricep pull downs. When I get my knee right, leg press

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    Bench Press....undoubtedly my favourite. However if I had to pick exercises for other major body parts I would pick Bent Over Rows & Deadlifts.123
     

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