This is a short article to set in stone the 7 most important weight lifting/weight training exercises. I’ve mentioned them several times in various posts, and also in several of my ebooks, but let’s get this defined once and for all.
Note – these are not necessarily in order. We’ll save the debate about which “one” is the most important for later…
The Big 7
- Chest Press (Bench Press)
- Military/Standing Pres
There are many variations to each of these. Dumbbell versions, barbell versions, seated vs. standing, different grips, different angles, etc.
But the key things about this list:
a) they are all compound movements, not isolation exercises
b) together, they hit every major muscle in the body (yes, they even work your abs for you fitness-models out there!)
c) they produce RESULTS
d) they should form the basis of any good program/routine; if your routine doesn’t include each of these at least once a week, even if you are a beginner, get a new program
e) with the variations, you could do just these 7 exercises for years and never get bored
Anyone disagree? Anyone want to debate which one is the most important?
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