What Weight Lifting Exercise Do You Think Your Most Talented At?

@elmiko (6640)
United States
November 22, 2010 10:58am CST
For me the exercise I'm best at would have to be the Deadlift when it comes to increases in strength. The Deadlift seems to just come natural to me. However, when people talk about weight lifting its like they almost always say how much can you bench? Its without a doubt the most popular exercise among the weight lifting crowd. The chance someone is going to say "How much can you Deadlift?" is very minimal,lol. However, the Deadlift requires one to exert more of his/her raw power. The Deadlift requires one to utilize more muscles that are naturally stronger in people then the Bench Press. The Bench Press utilizes the triceps,pecs, and shoulders. The Deadlift involves the leg muscles,back, and traps. I hesitate to do the Deadlift now though because a personal trainer told me its the most dangerous exercise to do. He went on to say theirs a small bone in the back that can possibly mess up while deadlifting. He said once that small back bone is injured peoples backs are never the same. The most I've deadlifted is 420lbs. I doubt I'll deadlift anymore because of the danger of it. I have squatted 455lbs but that took more work then the Deadlifts I have done. The Deadlift is more effortless for me to make improvements. Yes, the Bench Press is my weakness. The most I've benched is 295lbs. Do you weight lift? What lift are you most talented at?
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@gocsa666 (128)
• Hungary
25 Sep 11
Out of the three exercises (bench press, deadlift and squat) my bench press is the weakest. I can only bench press my own weight, maybe a bit more but I can deadlift a whole lot. The only problem with deadlift is you have to be so careful to do it with proper form otherwise you can mess up your lower back/back really easy. Sometimes I do get a little pain there and that's not a good sign. I really don't like squats yet I do them cause legs are important part of your body. Still, I hate squats with heavy weights and stuff but it's the only way one can grow and get stronger haha:) By the way, how much do you weigh? It's good to know to compare your results. I weigh around 180lbs and as I said I can bench press around that. I can deadlift maybe 250 and my squat is around 220. I know these are not the best especially with my weight but I'm not preparing for any competition:) I'd rather just stay healthy:)
@elmiko (6640)
• United States
29 Nov 11
last time i went to the doctor i weighed 246. i definitely got some excess baggage(lol)on me though and need to lose some weight. i have lost weight and it tends to bounce back and forth but that's my fault since i'm dilly dallying on my diet too much. i definitely need to get more serious about losing weight. i'm just lacking discipline even though i know what i need to do to accomplish this goal.
@agent807 (723)
• United States
5 May 11
I am not really a big fan of a bench press, even though I hear questions about it a lot. Sure it gives one bragging rights, and a big strong chest, but my goal is to become a monster. I actually want to shift to more of powerlifting because I am not a bodybuilder, and I enjoy having inhuman strength. I really don't have a particular favorite exercise since I like working everything to gain size, and strength. I once played football, so I was already lifting heavy, and had a weighlifting class in school once, but kind of felt like I was cheating because I was the strongest person in the class so everything was easy. And I had to undergo a lot of weight training in physical therapy from a car accident. The trainers, as nice as they were, did not realize how strong I was, how fast I can gain strength, and how much strength I could get. Most of these gyms are kind of flimsy. Great for people that want to get in shape and put on some muscle, but if the goal is to transform into a horse, you have to go hardcore. My body responds a little too well to the weights, especially with the pump I can get. I do like working my chest because it does take a lot to make the pecs grow, and when they do, you know you have gain strength. As a sign of arrogance, I hang extra plates on the pec deck because I was doing reps with the entire stack, just to give those boys some extra work. But when one can flex their pecs while holding 300 pounds, they developed. My back is a different story. I can't do machine weights for my back because I broke a machine once pulling too hard too fast, and all of that weight is now a piece of cake (felt bad on the outside, but deep down it felt great that the machine broke-the inner beast is growing). I would like to work on adding muscle to my arms because they seem a little small for me (18" biceps). As for my legs, they are big, they are strong, but my right leg need some work from an injury. It's mostly from a leg press, but the amount of weight I use depends because the technique is different. I don't use the press, I use my car. It was hard at first, but after a while, it was easier. I did it at work by parking it in a loading bay on my break while I was on the downward end pushing it back. I haven't actually tried a deadlift, but I will give it a shot. Knowing me, my goal would be to deadlift a car.
@elmiko (6640)
• United States
6 May 11
i have trouble believing your comments. anyhow, thanks for the response.
• India
25 Nov 10
Hello elmiko, never tried weight lifting lol Because i am 65 noow,i have diabetic and other health issues, so to keep myself fit, i do some yogic breathing exercises in the morning, because burning sensation in soles of feet, i walk on a virtul walking machines that shakes my legs.. Thank you so much for this discussion. Professor. . Cheers have a lucky day ahead. God bless you. Welcome always.
@elmiko (6640)
• United States
26 Nov 10
the same to you.
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
23 Nov 10
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@elmiko (6640)
• United States
26 Nov 10
thanks for the response and happy mylotting.