Carlton’s List of FAVORITE EXERCISES

2013 Top Favorites in Order

  1. Deadlift. I prefer the Trap Bar DL.
  2. Kettlebell Swing.
  3. Turkish Getup.
  4. Pullup/Chinups, all variations. I prefer to use Rings.
  5. Push Press variations. My favorite is Single arm DB ground clean to press. Or BB Pushup Press.
  6. Pushup variations. My favorite is the Hindu/Divebomb.
  7. Single Leg Squats. My favorite is Ring Opp Arm Assisted SL Full Squat for reps.
  8. Lateral Hops. All forms. No heal strikes.
  9. Single Arm/Opp Leg Overhead (DB or KB) Step Ups. “Kilimanjaros”.
  10. BB High PuLLs.
  11. Carries. All forms.
  • Turkish Getups
  • Trap-Bar Deadlifts (or any non-barbell type…most folks don’t pull well with a long bar so far in front of them)
  • Swings (all variations…KB, DB, Single Arm, Double Arm, High, Low, etc)
  • Pullups/Chinups/Front Levers/Muscle Ups (all pulling variations, holds, etc)
  • Judo/Dive Bomb Pushups
  • Single-Leg Squats
  • Split Squats (Slow Grinds or Jumping Plyometrics)
  • Single-Leg Deadlifts
  •  Dumbbell Floor Clean to Press/Jerk
  • Dumbell Overhead Swing of the Ol’ Time Strongmen
  • Barbell Hang Clean to Press
  • Single-Arm/Single-Leg Planks
  • Tubing Core-TV Squares
  • Carries (all variations)
  • Kettlebell or Dumbell Hang Snatches
  • Single-Arm Dumbbell/Kettlebell Long Press
  • Upside Down Rows
  • Handstand Pushups/Holds
  • Chops & Lifts
  • Vertical Jumps
  • Burpees (all variations)
  • Battling Ropes
  • Med Ball Ground to Overhead Jumps
  • Single-Leg Hops
  • Side to Side Hops
  • Warrior Lunges (backwards)
  • Barbell Push-Press
  • Dips (on rings or bars)
  • Complexes (Randy Couture, Dan John, Coach Dos)

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