Over the past six years this site’s amassed an enormous amount of content. To help you find the highlights, I’ll be taking a wander through the archives from time to time.
This week – The Forgotten Lifts III.
As you’re probably well aware, I absolutely love sampling some of the older, less common exercises on a regular basis.
Some of these are still ideally suited to my training, and get used frequently; others are just fun to challenge yourself with. Whichever way they’re used, here are a few more of The Forgotten Lifts :
- Serratus Crunch
The Serratus Crunch comes in two flavours, a hanging version (see video below) and a lying version (details here). Good stuff.
- Anconeus Sidekick
A great way to work the oft-forgotten 4th elbow extensor – the Anconeus Sidekick.
- Cuban Press
Superb for shoulder health – the Cuban Press.
- Sandbag Thrust
I’m a huge fan of sandbag training, and the Sandbag Thrust is one of my favourites. Definitely a keeper.
- Barbell Hip Thrust (Weighted Bridge)
It may look a little unusual, but the Barbell Hip Thrust will do amazing things to your deadlift. Love it.
NB : this video only shows the first two parts of this exercise, the pull and rotation. As the name suggests, there’s also a press involved. Details here.
Want more? Take a look at these :
Better known these days as the Hindu Squat, this is a superb – and surprisingly uncommon – bodyweight exercise.
- Thor’s Hammer
The simplest form of leverage work. Good stuff.