What exercises have you ever done that really were a gut check to you. Where you thought you were strong but then realized otherwise when trying to do that exercise.
I have a few:
1- Overhead squats with chains, talk about "functional". I'd still be doing them but I really cant support barbell shit overhead right now. The unstability it provides is nuts.
2- Kneeling Jumps. Wow, and I thought I was explosive. Talk about a gut check. Turns out I have to fucking concentrate on exploding like a Shaolin Monk. First time I got smoked with the 45lb bar... Finally got the gist of it and I got up to ninety... I can do 155, But I work with like 115-125 to really focus on speed.
Holy hell, fuck power cleans that shit is crazy.
3- Anything with bands. Again, I thought I was fast shrug. Most killer is snatch pulls with bands. jesus titty fucking christ, explosion is an understandment...