Talking with a coworker here and he raised the question of what my top five favorite exercises were. Here's what I said
Burpees (the TOP exercise that I have a love/hate relationship with)
Pull-Ups (no amount of lat pulldowns can make up for being unable to complete a pull-up IMHO)
Bodyweight Squats (do enough of these things and your legs feel like rubber bands)
Kettlebell Swings (still getting the hang of these but really like them)
Kettlebell Clean and Press (seems like this addresses a lot of muscles and movement)
What are YOUR go-to exercises?
I thought the island was deserted? Except for a few kettlebells, barbells, plates and a bench? I would just list the basics, all bodyweight:
Power Clean/Clean Deadlift Squat Military Press Chin-up
Sorry, but you will NEVER find me putting bench press. My experience with the bench press is that even if you have perfect form, sooner or later, provided you go heavy, it's going to mess up your rotator cuff. I do heavy lifting and I just won't touch benching.
just creating a proper fire would be enough: walking, chopping, lifting/squatting, breaking branches, carrying, dragging (pulling), if it's really heavy then also semi-lunges are included. Then when you want to make sure the fire is going you have to do quite some squats, semi push ups (to blow air), pushing and pulling.... then bringing heavy stones to secure the fire.
but in terms of "real" exercises: 1. push up - the queen of them all. 2. variety of punching movements (esp. with a small weight) 3. squats 4. deadlift 5. sprints/variations of jumping rope (with high knees, butt kicks etc.)
I'm going with no equipment on this island. So that means no weights just what nature provides and my body. And some of these exercises I would include their different forms for variety.
1) Push-ups variations\Overhead pressing of rocks and tree branches 2) Pull-ups variations\Climbing 3) One-Legged Squats 4) Running\Free Running 5) Crawling
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