Best Feel-Good Exercise?

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    Jun 28, 2011 5:14 AM GMT
    This is sort of a rehash of an old thread, so I though I'd start a fresh one.

    Which exercise makes you feel the best afterwards? Not necessarily the one that gives you the most visual results, but the one that gets your endorphins up and makes you feel strong and pumped?

    For me, it's bent leg dead lifts. Both sides of my family have histories of lower back issues. Every dead lift rep I do makes me feel stronger. Every new set of plates I add to the bar feels like a great accomplishment.

    How about you?
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    Jun 28, 2011 5:21 AM GMT
    Easily incline db press. I love the feeling in my upper chest. But you already know that, don't you? icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jun 28, 2011 6:24 AM GMT
    Squats

    NO

    Deadlifts

    NO

    Bulgarian Squat

    NO

    Deadlift

    NO SQUAT

    damn it I can't make a choice I can do any of them and feel awesome and if I do them all in one workout I feel AMAZING icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jun 28, 2011 1:51 PM GMT
    Chin-ups. Nice and wide with a positive grip.
  • LJay

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    Jun 28, 2011 2:06 PM GMT
    You should ask!
  • bad_wolf

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    Jun 28, 2011 2:07 PM GMT
    Miles_Prower saidChin-ups. Nice and wide with a positive grip.


    Same here =o)
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    Jun 28, 2011 2:16 PM GMT
    SourceFour saidWhich exercise makes you feel the best afterwards?
    Sex.
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    Jun 28, 2011 2:24 PM GMT
    Kickboxing. There's nothing like that quiet hum of energy you get in your head after going a couple rounds. It's like you could take out the world if you had to.
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    Jun 28, 2011 2:48 PM GMT
    [quote][cite]JUptown said[/cite]Vinyasa Yoga. Makes the whole body feel good. Totally bliss afterwards[/quote

    Yep, Vinyasa yoga does it for me too. I do it naked as well for the whole body integration thing. Naked keeps it from being 90 minutes of exercising heads, which is not the point.,
  • Lincsbear

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    Jun 28, 2011 3:41 PM GMT
    Distance running,half,full marathons.
  • rafiki87

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    Jun 28, 2011 4:02 PM GMT
    for me it's been deadlifts, squats and hang clean & presses... as of late it's been bench press, weighted dips, pull ups and hang snatches
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    Jun 28, 2011 4:28 PM GMT
    Some kind of Yoga, Tai Chi, Martial arts, something where you practice coordination, flexibility, and all of those other skills
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    Jun 28, 2011 4:29 PM GMT
    For me, its curls. My arms get insanely pumped, and that jacked feeling makes me feel so good.
  • BlackBeltGuy

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    Jun 28, 2011 4:32 PM GMT
    in a dojo : katas of the animal styles like tiger, crane, leopard, monkey.

    in a gym : kettle bells and doing chest ( bench press, butterfly)
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    Jun 28, 2011 4:55 PM GMT
    Gym: squats

    Pilates makes you feel amazing after.
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    Jun 28, 2011 5:06 PM GMT
    msuboy saidKickboxing. There's nothing like that quiet hum of energy you get in your head after going a couple rounds. It's like you could take out the world if you had to.


    Agreed.
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    Jun 28, 2011 5:30 PM GMT
    Lat pull downs.

    I had a frozen shoulder for 2 years and was in excruciating pain.

    Doing lat pull downs stretch my shoulders, feels awesome and reminds me that my shoulder is 100% better.
  • RD11

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    Jun 28, 2011 5:56 PM GMT
    Swimming
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    Jun 28, 2011 6:10 PM GMT
    Push ups. Then going into plank position.
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    Jun 28, 2011 6:11 PM GMT
    Leg Extensions on leg day. I'm not happy until I have to will myself to walk after those. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jun 28, 2011 6:15 PM GMT
    jogging/running. I love the feeling in my thighs after i've worn myself out, it's almost like when I orgasm, that kind of sense, lol. icon_eek.gif
  • tautomer

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    Jun 28, 2011 6:31 PM GMT
    Any type of chest press is usually my favorite.

    Also zoning out on the arc trainer for a half hour on a high incline is awesome feeling afterwords (even if it does make you feel like you're walking on jell-o, haha).
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    Jun 28, 2011 7:01 PM GMT
    Legs - After training legs I feel like I can take on anything.
  • nicelyproport...

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    Jun 28, 2011 9:50 PM GMT
    Shirtless running.

    After about 15 minutes, it's like time stops. I'm so high on endorphins, I can barely remember getting from point A to point B.

    When I'm done, I feel high. Accomplished. Spent. And I love seeing my body glistening all over with sweat.
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    Jun 28, 2011 10:14 PM GMT
    An intense jump rope session, especially if it involves Tabata intervals and double-unders.