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Are some lifts naturally comfortable to you
And others terribly awkward?

Upper body pressing movements feel very positive. Not that I'm really lifting a lot of weight, I really enjoy doing benches or shoulder presses. Pretty much anything that uses triceps, I feel like I'm good at them.

Upper body pulls are not as comfortable. I HATE pull-ups with a passion, but I still do them. I may be starting to get a little better at rows, though.

I've always been weak and bad at squats. Its hard for me to focus on the entire movement at once. I see people of all sizes and sexes squatting numbers that I can't imagine.

Deadlifts are kind of a neutral ground. My from could maybe be tweaked a bit, but the lift feels ok.


StraightCashHomey21
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re: Are some lifts naturally comfortable to you
Deadlift

im just naturally good at it


bayourougebengal
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re: Are some lifts naturally comfortable to you
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Deadlift

im just naturally good at it


This. I took the time to learn it correctly and it's been my favorite lift ever since


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re: Are some lifts naturally comfortable to you
Pullups for me. I can just crank them out.


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re: Are some lifts naturally comfortable to you
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This. I took the time to learn it correctly and it's been my favorite lift ever since


Your avatar looks like a newb


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Hu_Flung_Pu
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re: Are some lifts naturally comfortable to you
Bench press has easily been the most comfortable as I grasped the concept way before squat, deadlift, and overhead press. However, deadlift is my favorite.


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Zchlsu
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re: Are some lifts naturally comfortable to you
Squats are for me. I don't know if it is from baseball days or what but, nothing gives me a better work out high than a good round of squats.


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Capo Losi
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re: Are some lifts naturally comfortable to you
Deadlifts are just pure buttery smooth for me. Really any pulling movement.

Barbell pressing is incredibly hard for me at times. The bench is just not a natural lift for me. I am working hard to correct this. Dumbbell pressing on the other hand feels good.

Squats, I'm not sure of. I remember my first year under the bar at like 14 years old, squats were scary and awkward. I've done it so many times and so many variations at this point it just happens. I think once I mastered the overhead squat, thats when I got comfortable.


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re: Are some lifts naturally comfortable to you
I like bent over rows. My back seems to be stronger than other parts of my body. I also like squats...they feel smooth most of the time and I've never struggled with range of motion issues like a lot of people do.

Deadlifts seem to be my most un-natural. I don't really struggle to do them, I just never feel like my form is right. I've also never gotten to a point where they're so heavy that I risk injury if my form *is* off


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re: Are some lifts naturally comfortable to you
Leg extensions. Always loved them. Light with high reps or heavy with les reps. Always enjoyed them.

Always enjoyed the feeling of getting off the machine to shot legs. This can be done with squats or snatches or presses too. But other parts of my body always hurt too. Extensions were purely quads. “Will my quads hold me up?” Always enjoy that after a good leg day.

Upper body was always preacher curls. WITH a good rack in place for failure. And hammer curls. You know when you’ve made your biceps sore (not injured) you’ve done something. Lol


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re: Are some lifts naturally comfortable to you
I really enjoy the hex bar. Makes lifting/pulling feel more natural.



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re: Are some lifts naturally comfortable to you
Squatting and deadlifts I'd say.


Bent over Rows? Just kill me. I just can't get these right no matter matter what I do.


Hu_Flung_Pu
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I really enjoy the hex bar. Makes lifting/pulling feel more natural.


As a powerlifter, I feel gross you said that. However, I understand.


Hu_Flung_Pu
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Bent over Rows? Just kill me. I just can't get these right no matter matter what I do.



Try Pendlay rows.


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re: Are some lifts naturally comfortable to you
I tried the Pendlay rows. I don’t like my elbows flaring out like that. I prefer my elbows closer and a more controlled pull. I think this is one lift everyone has to figure out the best form for themselves.

As for as bench, I have short arms and have always done lots of pushups since a kid.


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StraightCashHomey21
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re: Are some lifts naturally comfortable to you
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Pullups for me. I can just crank them out.





Ive always been a pull up machine. My back is my strongest body part.

I probably rely on it to much when heavy deadlifting.


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StraightCashHomey21
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As a powerlifter, I feel gross you said that. However, I understand.




trap/hex bar is great for correcting form.


Hu_Flung_Pu
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re: Are some lifts naturally comfortable to you
I wholeheartedly disagree. Trap bar is a press mainly. Deadlift is a hinge. Different cues. I'm not saying it's a bad exercise btw.
This post was edited on 10/6 at 11:40 am


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WavinWilly
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re: Are some lifts naturally comfortable to you
High-bar backsquat is way less comfortable for me than any of squat variation I can think of, for me. Don't know why, but low-bar, front-squat, overhead, goblet, etc etc are all way more natural feeling for me.

Even though I do other Olympic lifts, I have abandoned high-bar for low bar simply for comfort. Being more comfortable with it allows me to go lower as well.



Hu_Flung_Pu
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re: Are some lifts naturally comfortable to you
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low-bar


Damn, I wish. I feel like my shoulder is going to pop out sometimes. Especially if I didn't do a good shoulder warmup.


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