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April 22, 2013 10:36 AM
I need to add some strength training! If you only had time to do 3 exercises, what would they be (excluding core work)?

I'm excluding core work because I already consider it a priority - on that note, what are your favorite core excercises?

My usual cardio includes walking most days, Zumba class on 2 days, and xbox Kinect Zumba on 1 or 2 days when I don't have my Zumba class. I definately need some upper-body work!

Thanks all,

Bonnie Jo
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April 22, 2013 10:51 AM
deadlifts
turkish get ups
pull ups
  12840602
April 22, 2013 10:52 AM
1) Barbell squats.
2) Deadlifts.
3) More barbell squats and deadlifts.
  2683315
April 22, 2013 10:52 AM
Squat, Deadlift, Bench.
April 22, 2013 10:53 AM
Deadlift, Squat, Bench.
  32994520
April 22, 2013 10:55 AM
biceps curl, triceps pull-down, bench press
April 22, 2013 10:58 AM
I like planks, mountain climbers, and my big one is the ab roller at the end of all that

explode
April 22, 2013 10:59 AM
Deadlifts, Squats, push-ups
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April 22, 2013 11:03 AM
I second the squats and deadlifts, but if you're just looking for upper body, I'd do

Over-head or military press
Bench press
Bent-over rows
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April 22, 2013 11:08 AM
If there were three, and only three, then I would choose:

Barbell Squats
Barbell Benchpress
Pull-ups

These three hit basically all the major muscle groups.

If I could add three more:

Deadlifts
Bent-over rows
Military Press
April 22, 2013 11:10 AM
Squat
Deadlift
Bench Press
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April 22, 2013 11:11 AM
Deadlifts, overhead shoulder presses, and squats
  30044344
April 22, 2013 11:12 AM
QUOTE:

Squat, Deadlift, Bench.


^^that
  18358448
April 22, 2013 11:12 AM
pull ups
dips
squats
April 22, 2013 11:13 AM
Bump
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April 22, 2013 11:13 AM
Squat, Deadlift, Incline Press
April 22, 2013 11:13 AM
I do not understand the point of doing squats AND deadlifts if only three exercises may be done. Both are wonderful exercises and part of a well-balanced workout plan, but what about biceps and upper back?
April 22, 2013 11:14 AM
QUOTE:

Squat, Deadlift, Bench.
Yeah, you pretty much hit every body part with these.

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April 22, 2013 11:14 AM
QUOTE:

Deadlifts, Squats, push-ups


^^Agreed
April 22, 2013 11:14 AM
QUOTE:

I do not understand the point of doing squats AND deadlifts if only three exercises may be done. Both are wonderful exercises and part of a well-balanced workout plan, but what about biceps and upper back?


Squats are more quad dominant, deadlifts work the posterior chain more.
  18358448
April 22, 2013 11:14 AM
My *favorites* are squat, overhead press, and one-arm dumbbell rows but I'll have to agree with those who are saying squat, dl, and bench press for the most important. tongue
Edited by NovemberJune On April 22, 2013 11:16 AM
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April 22, 2013 11:15 AM
i cant believe you are all sleeping on the turkish get up .

no wonder i draw a crowd in the gym when i do these laugh
  12840602
April 22, 2013 11:15 AM
Squat and pull-up, no question. The 3rd exercise I'd cycle between deadlifts and bench press.
April 22, 2013 11:15 AM
QUOTE:

1) Barbell squats.
2) Deadlifts.
3) More barbell squats and deadlifts.



^^^^^ yeah.
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April 22, 2013 11:16 AM
QUOTE:

i cant believe you are all sleeping on the turkish get up .

no wonder i draw a crowd in the gym when i do these laugh


TGUs are great, but I wouldn't giveup squatting pressing or pulling for them.

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