Best Compound Lifts

Discussion in 'Basic Training Principles and Methods' started by SkinnyGuy, Nov 18, 2005.

  1. SkinnyGuy

    SkinnyGuy New Member

    Just wondering what the best compound lifts are for each area of the body. I can't handle doing more than six exercises. I get bored with the repetition of lifting. Short and sweet is what I'm going towards. Any suggestions so I can set up a routine?
     
  2. savagebeast

    savagebeast New Member

    Here you go, the greatest 6 compound movements of all time (in no particular order):

    Barbell Curls
    Dumbbell Curls
    Cable Curls
    Dumbbell Concentration Curls
    EZ-Bar Preacher Curls
    Cable Supine Curls

    I'd have to say that wrist curls come in a very close 7th.





    JOKING!!!

    Here are the 6 exercises I'm currently doing for my 5x5 routine:

    Squat
    Deadlift
    Bench Press
    Military Press
    Rows
    Chin-Ups

    Those 6 are great, and they cover pretty much your entire body. You could add in something specifically for abs if you want. You could also substitute in dips, incline bench press, front squats, any deadlift variation, and [others].

    Alternatively, you could use the Olympic lifts and maybe one or two other movements.
     
  3. Aaron_F

    Aaron_F New Member

    squat
    deadlift
    bench
     
  4. Jester

    Jester Well-Known Member

    Deads
    Dips
    BB Rows
    Squats
    Bench

    In that order for me.

    Throw chins/military in there if you want a 6th for the sake of it.
     
  5. faz

    faz Active Member

    squats
    deads
    bench
    chins
    dips
    millatary press :D
     
  6. Caepp

    Caepp New Member

    Agree with savagebeast, I'd do deads, squats, bb rows, chins, benchpress and militarypress!
     
  7. Lance

    Lance New Member

    Squats/Deads
    Dips
    Chins
    Clean and Press
    Incline Curls/OH Db Extensions (not neccessary)
    Calf Raises (not neccessary)
    Ab work (not neccessary)

    That's my routine, the first 4 (5 if you don't count that i alternate squats/deads) are all i think is needed.
     
  8. xahrx

    xahrx New Member

    Was wondering when someone would post my favorite.
     
  9. Lance

    Lance New Member

    I have your back. ;)

    Don't understand why anyone wouldn't do clean and press in place of military press. The clean does so much, hitting the traps and back and so on. And the movement itself leads to greater loads than standard military press.
     

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