What is your favorite niche exercise? Posted on April 30, 2023 by Anonymous What is your favorite niche exercise?
Powell raises, hits the shoulders really well
whenever I do it at my gym some boomer looks me weird
Came to post "lying down sideways lateral raise" didn't know their actual name, thanks.
Don't think I have an obscure exercise to post then. Maybe weighted planks, haven't seen anyone else do them but wouldn't call it niche
leaning cable lateral raises
I pretend I'm a pirate captain hanging off the foremast and drawing my cutlass to single my crew to ready to board an enemy
Ok not bad, now throw on a lat bar and do anterior raises
burpees with pullups, and sprints, whatever puts my whole body in motion.
One leg deadliftsOne leg deadlifts
Lifting one side of the barbell, usually with deadlifts or rows, to create a lever so that it's more resistance on the eccentric is still criminally underrated.
Neck curls. You get some insane burn and pumps too, it feels amazing.
Neck curls make me want to puke, can't do them for more than 10 reps
Try closing your eyes and pressing your tongue against the roof of your mouth.
same for me,I do them standing up and use my arms as resistance since my arms will get stronger overtime and offer more force anyway. Dont have to overcomplicate things.
One arm deadlifts
Negative reps for more difficult calisthenic exercises,or for example pressing a weight upwards during a landmine row with both arms,then during its descent,use only one arm to handle the eccentric,then switch sides and repeat for reps,the more you can the control the weight on the eccentric,the quicker you'll be able to actually lift that weight with one arm,strength,speed and all fforms of physical activity have some form of a neurological adaptation to help you progress further and this would play greatly into that.
sorry by landmine row I meant a ground shoulder press on one side of the barbell not the back exercise
Muscle ups. I'm the only guy at my gym who does them
Only one guy at my gym does muscle ups and his back is insane. I need to start doing them.
Electrostim + protein shakes + sleeping pills.
Anything zercher related.