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New Exercise Ideas?


#1

I've read the entire series of the "exercises you've never tried" on here. I was wondering if anyone else has cool or unique lifts they liked to share


#2

i had read about squeeze press in one of those articles and it became a staple in my chest workouts.


#3

Prison press?
laying flat and basically doing a DB press with hands inward toward each other?


#4

is that a DB press on a flat bench with palms facing inward and together


#5

yes you press the dumbbells toward each other very hard throughout the exercise.
it burns man.
you need to have hex dumbbells to do that by the way.


#6

go to youtube and look for the username "mountaindog1". Enjoy.


#7

I am falling in love with keg and sandbag clean and pressing. Wish I had started this earlier.


#8

With the sandbags will I use significantly less weight until the smaller stabilizing muscles?


#9

bent press


#10

lol


#11

Less weight than weight?

Until the smaller stabilizing muscles what?


#12

The fast curl and push press is pretty fun. I don't do it with any regularity, though.


#13

Sorry about new phone and not use to it yet.

Will I use less weight with the sandbag compared to the traditional power clean and press? Or is more about the small muscles getting use to the weight shifting?


#14

Give it a try and find out. I started with a 150lb sandbag and that eventually got pretty easy. A great workout was 3 sandbag cleans every minute, on the minute for 10 minutes.


#15

Rope climbing is pretty awesome if you can find a place to do it.


#16

California Skullcrushers:
http://www.T-Nation.com/free_online_article/exercises/poetry_in_motion_the_testosterone_exercise_of_the_month

The press and the stretch below the bench/behind the head in more long head activation.


#17

Drag curls
Kayak rows
Anderson squats (squatting from pins)


#18

Jefferson Lift/Deadlift
Z Presses


#19

The California Skull crusher? I watched your video and with the exception of the press at the end is the drag back a upper chest fly movement or a lat move?


#20

It is kind of a pullover-type motion, but in the context of this exercise, it's training the shoulder extension function of the triceps' long head and allows a full contraction.

That part of the exercise is sorta similar to a PJR pullover, but the California Skullcrusher keeps the bar much closer to the body/face for the actual "pullover" part: