Honestly, if I could only pick a handful of exercises to do for the rest of my days… this would be my list. 🤷🏼♀️
They’re based around what I consider the “foundational” lifts- Squat, Deadlift, Bench, Press & Row- w/ some personal unilateral + band favorites thrown in.👇🏻
➖ Barbell front/back squats
➖ Barbell sumo deadlifts
➖ Barbell glute bridge (Preferably with a tempo)
➖ Banded lateral walks
➖ Barbell strict press
➖ Seated cable row
➖ Single arm DB bent over rows
➖ Incline DB bench press
➖ Neutral grip chin-ups
What are your favorites?! Are some of them on my list too?
IMO- A lot of these exercises are going to give you the most benefit because they’re compound lifts.
AKA- Recruit multiple muscle groups. (Think a barbell squat vs. bicep curl)
So- If you’re pressed for time then focusing on the foundational lifts I mentioned above would a great option. Although, there is SO much benefit that comes with slow + controlled unilateral/single joint work. 😉