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Banter: Favourite Lifts

Kait_DeeKait_Dee Member, Premium Posts: 149 Member Member, Premium Posts: 149 Member
I love training banter!! What’s your favourite movement for:

Legs:
- Hamstring isolation
- quad isolation
- squat type

Back:
- Thickness
- Width

Delts
- lateral
- Rear

Pecs
- upper
- Lower

Arms

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  • Kait_DeeKait_Dee Member, Premium Posts: 149 Member Member, Premium Posts: 149 Member
    Mine are:

    Legs:
    - Hamstring isolation: DB Curls
    - quad isolation: late loaded K21 extensions
    - squat type: Banded smith squats right now!

    Back:
    - Thickness: WG lat pull downs
    - Width: WG or CG TBar Rows

    Delts
    - lateral: Meadows Laterals
    - Rear: Reverse pec dec

    Pecs
    - upper: incline DB presses
    - Lower: Incline push ups
    - PEC DEC! :D

    Arms: Hammer curls and rope press downs (and reverse rope press downs!)
  • acpgeeacpgee Member Posts: 5,723 Member Member Posts: 5,723 Member
    I started lifting in the Franco and Arnie era and still love the dumbell pullover for chest. I think cable crossovers for chest are a fun move too.
  • Mellouk89Mellouk89 Member Posts: 169 Member Member Posts: 169 Member
    The dumbbell pullover is probably my favorite exercise of all time, it is still debated as to what is the main muscle group that is involved in this exercise. I always thought it was chest, but some people say it's mainly a lat exercise.


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  • psuLemonpsuLemon Member, MFP Moderator, Greeter, Premium Posts: 37,153 MFP Moderator Member, MFP Moderator, Greeter, Premium Posts: 37,153 MFP Moderator
    Mellouk89 wrote: »
    The dumbbell pullover is probably my favorite exercise of all time, it is still debated as to what is the main muscle group that is involved in this exercise. I always thought it was chest, but some people say it's mainly a lat exercise.


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    It depends on your grip. If you grip the weight where your fingers form a triangle, then it will work lat. If you turn your hands over where your knuckles are near touching, it will work the chest.
  • psuLemonpsuLemon Member, MFP Moderator, Greeter, Premium Posts: 37,153 MFP Moderator Member, MFP Moderator, Greeter, Premium Posts: 37,153 MFP Moderator
    Overall favorite is deadlift, but i am very fond of hip thrust and front squats.

    For upper body, cable flye, no money curls, skull crusher and meadows rows.

    When i program, these all tend to make it.


    Spider curls are fun too.
    edited February 22
  • SnifterPugSnifterPug Member Posts: 549 Member Member Posts: 549 Member
  • cwolfman13cwolfman13 Member Posts: 38,685 Member Member Posts: 38,685 Member
    Cleans...all day
    edited February 23
  • steveko89steveko89 Member Posts: 1,851 Member Member Posts: 1,851 Member
    Legs:
    - Conventional Deadlift
    - Back Squat
    - Hip Thrust
    Haven't found the need to add anything else.

    Back:
    - Barbell Rows
    - Pull Ups
    - Landmine rows
    - Single arm cable rows - read an article about doing these with an almost exaggerated range of motion and they absolutely slap

    Delts
    - Lateral Raises
    - Face Pulls
    - Arnold Press or barbell OHP for fronts

    Pecs
    - Bench
    - Bench
    - Bench... love me some bench press
    - Incline bench

    Arms
    - Conc. curls + tricep cable pulldowns - only recently realized I what I was missing out on neglecting direct tricep work. Most of my shirts have gotten pleasantly snug in the sleeves and I look like I could summon Mjolnir in good lighting.
  • fitnessguy266fitnessguy266 Member Posts: 140 Member Member Posts: 140 Member
    Standing Overhead Press
    Barbell Squats
    Incline Bench Press
    Bent Over Barbelll Rows

    Full Body Workout :)
  • heybalesheybales Member, Premium Posts: 18,532 Member Member, Premium Posts: 18,532 Member
    Favorite and what I have available at home with no cables.

    Legs:
    - Hamstring isolation - on break now due to my favorite straight-leg deadlifts causing proximal hamstring tendinopathy. not sure what I'll move to for avoiding re-injury.
    - quad isolation - forward knee squats, as much as hip clearance anatomy allows to break parallel.


    Back:
    - Thickness - bent-over rows
    - Width - pullups

    Delts -
    - front - OHP
    - lateral - db raises
    - Rear - bent-over rear-delt rows

    Pecs
    - upper - bench
    - Lower - decline bench

    Arms - nothing, extra time needed for shoulder rehab iso's, and now hamstring eccentric slides
  • GaryRunsGaryRuns Member, Premium Posts: 408 Member Member, Premium Posts: 408 Member
    I hate big lower compounds, squats, DLs, etc., unless I PR on one that particular day, then it's my favorite! :D
    • Favorite upper:
      • pullups. It wasn't that long ago I couldn't do a single wide grip, unassisted pullup. Now I can crank out 10-12. Hardly earth shattering but it's encouraging when I think about my progress.
    • Favorite lower:
      • calf raises. Kind of a lame choice, but I had decent calf development before starting resistance training due to genetics and years of cycling and running. Raises have taken them to a new level.
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