Fitness
Moderators: melkor


Recently, I started expanding my lifting repertoire, and I have found some new favorites.

  • Bulgarian Split Squats-I walked slower than my mother after doing these on Sunday. She was making fun of me. 
  • Weighted Hip Thrusts-I always feel silly doing these in the gym, especially when I struggle to get out from under the bar.
  • Kettlebell swings-I just think they're fun.  

What are your faves?

 

9 Replies (last)

Clean and press!!! I feel like a total badass, especially when I do it with the bumper plates at my school gym (since they are physically bigger). I just learned the jerk, so I can't wait to do those weighted too. You almost never see anyone doing those in my gyms.

Any of the big three.

And one day I hope to rep out pullups. I'm getting closer. Chicks doing pullups amaze me.

I love kettlebell swings, also

other favorites:  turkish get-ups, dumbbell snatches, Wide-grip deadlifts, overhead squats. 

I have a love-hate with Bulgarian Split Squats

I forgot - Single leg db squats on the plyobench.

Original Post by despinamb:

I love kettlebell swings, also

other favorites:  turkish get-ups, dumbbell snatches, Wide-grip deadlifts, overhead squats. 

I have a love-hate with Bulgarian Split Squats

I forgot - Single leg db squats on the plyobench.

I'm missing the "off loaded" lifts from NROL4Abs, like the partial bench- only shoulders on the bench and db lifting opposite arms - and the farmer walks with one weight 10 lbs heavier than  the other and the lighter one held overhead!  I miss the crazy looks I'd get but loved the ab look after!

I also miss the barbell complexes from FBB and I think NROL4Abs had them too.  I know I could still do them, but I'm following the routine as written. 

 

The BSS with overhead press are even worse.  I can't remember now which program has them - one of the Fat Loss doodads from NROL I think.

Turkish get ups are fun.  I work out at home and haven't bought a kettlebell yet.  I've eyed them but don't want to spend the bucks yet and I've just been doing dumbbell swings.

edited a typo

 

Original Post by meganr:

The BSS with overhead press are even worse.  I can't remember now which program has them - one of the Fat Loss doodads from NROL I think.

T

I think it was a strength program from NROL- original.  Yes, I never did the OH press thing with them- it's hard enough just doing a BSS- IN the Female Body Breakthrough the BSS had a deadlift added to it- that is the way I do them now -it's harder but works the butt more I think

One-legged bosu-ball push-ups.

Definitely harder than I thought it'd be, but totally made me feel like a b@dass when I was done! Laughing

Front squat

I have really bad shoulder mobility and I notice it a lot when I back squat, I tried a front squat = amazing :)

Deadlifts.. except I hurt my lower back doing them so I don't DL anymore.

 

So Squats, closely followed by bench press

Lately i've been doing a lot of goblet lunges, goblet side lunges and goblet squats.  Really hard on the core.

Also the single-arm barbell press and battling rope rows (pulling a stack of plates).

 

9 Replies
Advertisement
Advertisement
Allergy Remedies
Is It Possible to Go Natural?
The side effects of allergy medications keep some people from using them. Natural remedies can be a great alternative, but some are more effective than others.