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Old 07-21-2011, 06:51 AM   #11
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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.
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Old 07-21-2011, 07:00 AM   #12
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Depends on the function, you want the strength for....

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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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whats a good core exercise ? I thought the deadlift hits just about every muscle in your body
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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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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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Depends on the function, you want the strength for....
And there is the $1,000,000 answer.
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LOL, that was what I was trying to tell him w/ the "funny" answer that I gave.
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For me, functional means anything that makes me strong(er), strengthens my messed up back, and keeps me out of the old folks home in the future.
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If we boil functionality down to procreation:

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