Be honest. Don't you sometimes miss those old school days where you would roll up to Average Joe's Gym, say hi the other regulars, put the earbuds in, and then proceed with your warm up which was the standard 135lb bench for max reps. I think back with nostalgia on those experiences. There was always some legit people-watching to be had and certainly, even more justifiable silent judging. One thing that really stands out amid the memories of sweaty pec decks and gallon jugs of green preworkout was the diversity of movements that could be witnessed at any given time. It really varied from gym to gym, region to region, or was limited to equipment accessibility, but regardless- I was always amazed and a little inspired by some of the crazy shit that we animals would perform as part of our endless quest for fitness.
One thing we have in common with the hardbodies and gym rats of our past is desire to improve, only our success is measured in wins and losses, not bodyfat percentage and muscle definition. We are Performance Whores. It's a phrase we use a lot at PAHQ. We'll do just about anything provided it translates to a win. *Apologies to any actual whores. We know and can prove the effectiveness of a lot of the movements and loads that enable accelerated adaptation and because of that It seems a bit like we've gotten away from including new or different exercises into our training. There is certainly an excellent argument for why we stick with our proven training tools. But is it possible that there's still more out there and that training in a "box" has caused us to think in a box as well?
Here are three highly effective exercises you're likely not doing but absolutely should. And I'm not talking about banded kettle bell squats on a smith machine. These are classics and chances are you're not doing them, are doing them incorrectly, or, maybe you're doing them correctly but you have no idea why.
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