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Top 2 quick exercises

Discussion in 'Optimal Fitness' started by Forest, Nov 2, 2018.

  1. Forest

    Forest Gold

    There seems to be different opinions on this
  2. drezy

    drezy New Member

    Not 4? Why not 4?

    List 5 reasons why you don't ask for 4 exercises.
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  3. Jack Kruse

    Jack Kruse Administrator

    My favorite two are ignoring and banning drezy and I think I am close to going to the gym.
  4. drezy

    drezy New Member

    Ok, for the record

    I don't think limiting things to a numerated list allows someone to really get into the narrative that humans have. Funny talking monkeys frame their own experiences in narratives. Those narratives are drawn out and messy sometimes, but often very worth spending time with. The less cut and dry stories carry much information but often need mining.

    I hope the best for you on your journey toward a more optimal existence.
  5. I like squats, kettle bell swings, jump rope, and a short run. If you're looking at weighted exercise, deadlifts are my favorite (you need more equipment), but you can easily do a weighted squat or sumo deadlift with free weights or a kettle bell. Nothing like a quick HIIT workout with any of those to get the blood moving.
  6. coho3131

    coho3131 New Member

    My Top 2 Quick Exercises if you have to pick only 2, and they have to be useful - Deadlifts (with good form) and Push Ups (on handles).

    You can do body weight deadlifts, dumbbell deadlifts, or deadlifts with a bar.

    If I could add 2 more - Squats (with dumbbells) and Pull Ups.
  7. JoeBranca

    JoeBranca Silver

    Quick as in little to no learning curve involved?

    Otherwise, chisellng down to a top 2-3 is a good "thought exercise", and that's probably numero uno right there, the exercise of "thought" that can lead to intention which in turn can lead to better action, physical or otherwise.

    Besides that and walking, what I'd narrow it down to get a lot of bang for the buck:

    1) KB Split squats. single side kettlebell hold in the rack position (shoulder level) ... lower yourself into split squat position with the dropped knee not contacting the ground. Try variations such as no KB, various weight KBs, holding KB on either side, alternating leg positions in the split squat; try on a more narrow surface like the 4" surface of a 2x4, try lowering directly down in place and also extending forward or backward in slight lunges, vary the stance between narrow and long, vary the velocity of the movement especially on the rebound back to upright, etc.

    2) The Czech get up! focusing on maintaining abdominal stability throughout and smooth transitions -
    can also adapt to have KB at a more natural rack position instead of overhead

    2) Striking / punching as well as throwing objects ... focusing on the rotational mechanics and force transfer "from the hips" for maximum effect. Variations are of course many but I'd also add in single armed KB swings as closely related, since it would involves some trunk rotation. Do them all with staggered stance
  8. Daulatwant

    Daulatwant Kipras

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