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Old 07-21-2011, 07:41 AM   #13
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Originally Posted by 5kgLifter View Post
For functional strength, a good core exercise; since without a solid and stable core pretty much everything else goes to pot...no deadlift, no overhead press, no squat...
You're core (I HATE that term) You're thoracic stabilizers ( ) get better activation and training from the lifts themselves than from crunches, hanging leg raises. etc...

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Originally Posted by abett07 View Post
whats a good core exercise ? I thought the deadlift hits just about every muscle in your body
Just about.

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what about the bench press ? lots of people say that its over rated but it must be great for pushing strength
It's very functional for laying on your back and pushing things off of you.

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Originally Posted by Abaddon View Post
Q: Best exercises for functional strength?
A: Anything that involves picking heavy shit up and holding it a while or carrying it a distance.
Then putting it down.
This get's my vote!

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Originally Posted by Carl1174 View Post
Depends on the function, you want the strength for....
And there is the $1,000,000 answer.
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