Favorite out-of-the-ordinary exercise?

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    May 18, 2011 9:28 PM GMT
    Just curious to see what your favorite out-of-the-ordinary exercise suggestion might be to pump a muscle in a special way or pump a sometimes neglected muscle.

    My favorite is the standing biceps cable curl that you can see demonstrated at
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pIC3qUu5zG4

    I was intrigued because of this exercise's purported ability to shape biceps peaks.


    A runner-up would be the dumbbell pullover which is starting to bring definition to my serratus anterior.
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    May 19, 2011 2:44 AM GMT
    Plate raise and truck driver (name according to my coach) You lift up the plate as if doing a plate raise until it's in front of your chest, then steer it like a steering wheel going one way as far as you can and then the other. Then lower the plate. This works out the shoulders.

    Lying bicep db curl this one you're lying on a bench that is elevated so your arms (with the dumbbells) are perpendicular to your body. From there you just do curls going all the way up and taking it back to the starting position. this works the area of the bicep close to the elbow
  • MikemikeMike

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    May 19, 2011 8:56 AM GMT
    running bleachers
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    May 19, 2011 9:29 AM GMT
    Sex. For. Sure.
  • Ironman4U

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    May 19, 2011 10:58 AM GMT
    I do a bunch of very weird ab exercises...most too hard to explain. One great exercise for core is to take a large kettlebell. Get in a pushup position, but with your legs spread apart. Place the handle of the kettlebell on the floor so the bottom of the ball is up in the air. Take the palms of your hands and place them on the kettlebell so they butt up next to each other on the center of the kettlebell. Your fingers should be wrapping the sides of the kettlebell. You are balancing your weight on the narrow handle of the kettlebell. Now, do 3-4 sets of pushups.

    Because you are balancing on the handle of the kettlebell, you have to fully engage your core to maintain your balance. The close-grip pushup also engages your triceps and chest.
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    May 19, 2011 11:16 AM GMT
    SexyN3rd saidSex. For. Sure.


    +1...
    but I really do enjoy my backwards upside down running with the palms of your hands. And tongue dumbbell curls... Just make sure you wipe the last guy's tongue.... Oh come on, it's 6:18am, Zzzzz.
  • bad_wolf

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    May 19, 2011 11:28 AM GMT
    Does the russian twist w/ plate count as out of the ordinary?
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    May 19, 2011 7:26 PM GMT
    Pullovers and burpees. Maybe they're not out of the ordinary but definitely less commom. I especially love burpees, so intense
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    Jul 09, 2011 7:39 PM GMT
    Thanks for your exercises. Burpees are killer. I'm working my way through the suggestions. I've started doing renegade rows, that's to say assume pushup position with hands of dumbbells and pull one hand with dumbbell up to lower rib cage. That's one rep. These rows are stimulating with kettlebells too, which create a different intensity entirely for the forearm to grip the kettlebell.
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    Jul 10, 2011 2:43 AM GMT
    Pushups on an exercise ball while wearing a 20 lb weighted vest.
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    Jul 10, 2011 3:16 AM GMT
    I still do some of my wrestling warm-ups - Bridge stretch and walking push-ups - I also do two kinds of leg lifts on a big ball, one on my back which is great for balance and core and one on my belly for glutes, lower back and hamstrings.
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    Jul 10, 2011 3:20 AM GMT
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  • metatextual

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    Jul 10, 2011 3:32 AM GMT
    Hanging leg raise to reverse crunch to pull up [above the bar]

    I'm not sure if that makes sense, but here's a vid demonstrating the first part...
    http://youtu.be/hh956IbEkFg

    After that first step, I just lift myself up so my legs are hanging vertical and my arms are just underneath the top bar.
  • a303guy

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    Jul 10, 2011 3:47 AM GMT
    Great Thread - thanks Partouse for starting it! I'm definitely taking some of these unique exercises to the gym - i'm discovering that i need to do something different to restart the growth and strength process - i've gotten to a plateau, and need to shake things up!

    thanks again everyone!
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    Jul 10, 2011 3:48 AM GMT
    Well it's not really unusual or out of the ordinary but I like having someone sit on me while I'm doing a split.
  • Vaughn

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    Jul 10, 2011 4:01 AM GMT
    SexyN3rd saidSex. For. Sure.


    He said out of the ordinary.
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    Jul 10, 2011 5:00 AM GMT
    Kettlebell Swing Around the World -


    Place one kettlebell between your feet. Bend over and grasp the kettlebell. In this position, swing the kettlebell between your legs, as if you were hiking a football to someone.

    After the kettlebell swings back between your legs,....move to a 45 degree angle and then, raise it up quickly to about chest level. Repeat this movement with the other arm until you complete one complete revolution or around the world.

    Perform 3 sets of 10 to 12 repetitions with each arm.
  • delthespaz

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    Jul 10, 2011 5:15 AM GMT
    horizontal muscle ups

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    Jul 10, 2011 7:25 AM GMT
    Barbell jump squats.. Full squat all the way down.

    Seems like all the youtube videos I've seen, people use stiff form and do half squats. Bad for the knees.
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    Jul 10, 2011 7:32 AM GMT
    delthespaz saidhorizontal muscle ups

    That looks fun!
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    Jul 10, 2011 7:51 AM GMT
    Vaughn said
    SexyN3rd saidSex. For. Sure.


    He said out of the ordinary.


    Well for some of us that is out of the ordinary icon_redface.gif
  • DSM27

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    Jul 22, 2011 7:47 PM GMT
    It doesn't seem out of the ordinary for me but everytime I do it, someone asks about it! Pull/Push. Start by doing a pull up and then go into a pushup and repeat until failure. Great stretch and burn to finish off chest. I do this every couple weeks to keep things interesting.
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    Jul 22, 2011 7:59 PM GMT
    Burpees!!!! If they don't kill you first - they will change your life!!!!!!!!!!
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    Jul 22, 2011 8:02 PM GMT
    I honestly don't know if this is an out-of-the-ordinary exercise (cuz I'm a noob!) but I love doing standing external rotations. I stare at myself in the mirror while doing them, and they make my delts look huge!

    Most everyone on youtube does them seated or lying, so maybe doing them standing is out-of-the-ordinary

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    Jul 22, 2011 8:30 PM GMT
    power fapping