What is the Single Best Upper Body Exercise?

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  1. virus646

    virus646 Senior member

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    This threak belongs in dumb thread.
     
  2. menaceko

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    squats are the best upper body exercise.

    on a more serious note, either weighted pull ups/dips or the barbell press. all are extremely effective compound movements.
     
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    Pushups - you can do them anywhere and there are dozens of variations to make them harder/easier.

    This.
     
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    Pull Ups and Chin Ups Combined. Bench Press. Row. Dips. Those are upper body essentials. Vary grip and types of bench and row for more diversity. Add weight for dips and pullups.
     
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    Wodin Active Member

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    I'm a fan of burpee pullups. It's a compound thing but is a real butt kicker.
     
  6. Fang66

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    Actually I'm torn between heavy push presses (which I seldom do) and side presses (which I will attempt soon).

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    weighted dips

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    GraphicNovelty Senior member

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    Why is the clean an press not on this?
     
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    tesseract Senior member

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    Why is the clean an press not on this?
    I'd say clean and press is a full body exercise but a push press would be number one for me. Push press forces your abs and spinal erectors to contract, lats, rhomboids and traps all work to support your shoulder girdle as your delts and triceps push up. the added leg drive really makes this an effective exercise.
     
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    I'd say clean and press is a full body exercise but a push press would be number one for me. Push press forces your abs and spinal erectors to contract, lats, rhomboids and traps all work to support your shoulder girdle as your delts and triceps push up. the added leg drive really makes this an effective exercise.

    not to mention it's one of the best exercises for determining strength. I've noticed someone who can push press a lot can put up a lot of weight on other lifts like bench, power clean, etc..
     
  11. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Standing overhead barbell press definitely.
     
  13. stylenooob

    stylenooob Well-Known Member

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    Silly poll! The best exercise depends on what your goal is. [​IMG]
     
  14. Fang66

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    Silly poll! The best exercise depends on what your goal is. [​IMG]

    +1
     
  15. ThatGuy

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    For upper body strength, the pull-up is the most complete.
     

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