View Full Version : What is your favorite or best lift?

09-23-2008, 08:33 AM
Just for fun would love to see how many are benchers, dead, or squatters. I predict a lot of benchers and deadlifters and not as much squatters as your favorite. But I could be wrong.:evillaugh:

My order is deadlift first, then squat , then bench.

09-23-2008, 08:43 AM
bench, squat, then deadlift as a distant third.

Ben Moore
09-23-2008, 08:44 AM
Now it is Squat, Bench then Deads but when I was raw it was dead, squat, bench. Wierd.

09-23-2008, 08:48 AM
Now it is Squat, Bench then Deads but when I was raw it was dead, squat, bench. Wierd.

That is very interesting. I wonder if the difference of using gear or going raw makes a difference for others as well as you best lift.

09-23-2008, 08:48 AM
sqaut dead bench

09-23-2008, 08:49 AM
best: squat, dead, bench
fav: bench, dead, squat

how's that for odd?

09-23-2008, 09:17 AM
Currently my favorite is bench, but squat is a close second and I tend to go back and forth between my favorites. I would like to enjoy deadlift, but I have some back problems that get irritated every time I try to deadlift. I have just about given up on the lift.

09-23-2008, 09:17 AM
I can see that my prediction is going to be wrong. Interesting.

09-23-2008, 09:21 AM
Squat, then overhead work.

Tennessee Mike
09-23-2008, 10:07 AM

09-23-2008, 12:11 PM
My favorite lift is the Zercher squat. Best lift is either the deadlift or the bench.

09-23-2008, 12:16 PM
Deads, Squat, Bench

09-23-2008, 12:19 PM
Deadlift by far. Squat is a 2nd, and bench is my least favorite. It's kind of ironic b/c I consider it as my best lift, though (bodyweight wise)

09-23-2008, 12:50 PM
Best: Dead, Bench, Squat
Fave: Dead, Bench, Squat

I used to like squat more before I hurt my back and knee, and it used to be probably my best lift. It's slowly getting back to where it was, though, so I'm liking it more and more.

Lones Green
09-23-2008, 12:55 PM
not my best lift, but my favorite is squat, then dead, then bench.

09-23-2008, 01:04 PM
i enjoy benching/Deads I love doing them. but I squats arent my fav

09-23-2008, 01:29 PM
For me:
Favorite: Squat, Bench,.......... Deadlift
Best: Squat, Deadlift, Bench

09-23-2008, 01:30 PM
pulling.. rack pulling...pulling against bands..pulling against chains.. pulling with reverse bands..pulling off blocks.. pulling off the floor.. pulling hair.. pulling out.. pulling weeds... pulling out ALN's results to take preworkout..

i kinda like the bench press :D

09-23-2008, 01:35 PM
Raw: deadlift, bench, squat
With gear: squat, bench, deadlift

I love deadlifting raw, since it just represents such brute strength to me. It's my number one priority right now, just because I love pulling.

On the other hand, I hate deadlifting in a suit, because I have no idea how to do it. It might be because my suit is too tight, but I have a really difficult time getting down to the bar, and it's no fun. Geared squat, on the other hand, is really fun, because I feel like a badass with 700 pounds on my back.

09-23-2008, 03:16 PM
It is squats for me. Nothing beats coming up with a PR, that feeling can't be beat. Deadlift is a close second. Hell, thinking about it... I like them both... that's like asking me which kid I love the most.

09-23-2008, 03:23 PM
Favorite: SQ/ DL
Best: DL/ SQ

no bp for me- mostly incline DB work to minimize shoulder pain

09-23-2008, 03:28 PM
I love inclined presses cause they can work both chest and shoulders equally.

09-23-2008, 03:53 PM
Squat, Deads, Bench.

09-23-2008, 05:12 PM
Dead -> Squat -> Bench

Honestly I hate bench, but it's one of the "big 3" so I do it anyway.

I'd love to just dead/squat 3 times per week.

09-23-2008, 06:29 PM
Deadlifts and squats are my favourite. Benching is gaaaaaaaaay :hide:

09-23-2008, 10:09 PM
1. Deads
2 Squat
3. Bench

09-24-2008, 02:40 AM
Deadlift is my best lift, but squat is an equal favorite.

09-24-2008, 04:13 AM
Glad to see I'm not the only one that doesn't love the bench :D

09-24-2008, 05:35 AM
Best - Bench, Squat, Deadlift
Favorite - Squat, Bench, Deadlift

09-24-2008, 05:50 AM
Barbell Rows, Incline presses and Hack Squats..................these are easily my favorites. A good set of Nosebreakers doesn't suck either.

09-24-2008, 12:11 PM
Favorite: squats then deads then bench
Best: deads then bench then squat ( but that's changing pretty quick, ie squats are gaining fast )

09-24-2008, 07:38 PM
??? Squats and deadlifts aren't lifts, they're assistance exercises for your bench! ;)

09-24-2008, 08:19 PM
??? Squats and deadlifts aren't lifts, they're assistance exercises for your bench! ;)

I just burst out laughing. Are you one of those guys who chest day is monday, wednesday, and friday? LOL just kidding

09-25-2008, 07:23 AM
Bench press all the way!!

09-25-2008, 12:46 PM
It used to be bench, then bench a close second, and then finally bench. :clown:

Once I got into powerlifting, I fell in love with the deadlift. I would say my order now goes deadlift, squat, and then bench last (b/c it now sucks and I keep straining my pecs).

09-25-2008, 04:31 PM
My favorite to train is the Squat. My best is bench.

lil' power
09-25-2008, 05:04 PM
as of now...Dead, Squat, Bench

Once the bench gets up there some more, it may change :evillaugh:

09-26-2008, 06:09 AM
I've always loved squatting, and it's always been my best lift. Benching is a very close 2nd though. It's my worst lift, but heavy bench day (Friday) is the best day of the week for me.

09-27-2008, 08:29 AM
Deadlifts and squats are my favourite. Benching is gaaaaaaaaay :hide:

Gay becuz u can only bench 195? lmao

09-27-2008, 10:45 AM
raw: deadlift > bench > squat

in mutli plly: bench > deadlift (still raaaaaawwwwww) > squat

those are favorites anyway

09-29-2008, 10:34 PM
Favorites: Bench/deadlift/squat
Best: Bench/Deadlift/Squat

I hate squats..lol

10-04-2008, 01:26 PM
Bench then McDonalds,I squat and deadlift just because.

10-04-2008, 03:42 PM
I'd have to say a tie between bench and squat, which is ironic since deadlifting is probably my best lift at the moment.

I secretly love the bench press but I get annoyed by everyone who does not lift asking me how much I bench that I tell people I don't bench press. If someone who doesn't lift for once asks me what I squat or deadlift and not what I bench I think I would keel over in disbelief.

10-05-2008, 02:26 AM
my fav is always the one I find hardest. Right now thats squat.

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10-06-2008, 01:58 PM
Deadlifts got my vote.

10-06-2008, 02:42 PM
Deadlifting is awesome - especially when you have long legs, short torso and long arms.

But squat and bench are the ones that I really need to bring up. Bench especially.

10-08-2008, 08:35 AM
Deadlift. Its the lift that most people can relate to as well, you can either pick it up or you can't.

10-08-2008, 06:53 PM
favorite- squats, deads, bench
best- deads, squats, bench

10-17-2008, 09:36 PM
Deadlifts. My entire build allows me to excel in this lift....the greatest test of pure strength?

My benches are good too.

Squats are my weakest at the moment. MY ROM is crap and I do 5xpower/3xoly/3xfront followed by shoulder work. It kills and a dread each session. But squats are the king.

Eric Downey
10-19-2008, 09:31 PM
Benching is what im best at but there is nothing like nailing a good squat at any level.

10-21-2008, 03:24 PM
In this order


10-22-2008, 08:17 PM
For me it is squat, head and shoulders above the other two lifts... deadlift is ahead of bench though. Nothing beats coming up with a heavy squat, that feeling can't be matched.

03-29-2011, 02:13 PM
Almost a dead heat for me with squats and BP. I gave squats the slight edge for votings sake. Then deadlifts 3rd. Comparatively, my BP is probably my best of the 3. In the gym best are squat 955, bench 705, DL 650 (probably why it's my least favorite! LOL!)

03-29-2011, 03:48 PM
I love squatting. Doesn't matter if it's 135lbs or 585lbs. Favorite lift any day of the week.

03-29-2011, 03:54 PM
For me,

Bench close second
Squats very distant third

I love front squatting actually, but I can't stand the back squat, even though I'm decent at them and have short legs.

03-29-2011, 04:22 PM
Favorite is Squat, bench, deads
Best is bench, squat, deads

03-30-2011, 06:49 AM
Best: Deadlift, Bench, Squat
Favourite: Bench, Deadlift, Squat

03-30-2011, 07:05 AM
Favorites in no particular order:

Full Squat
Pwr. Jerk
Pwr. Clean

03-30-2011, 08:53 AM
I can't vote because my favorite and my best are different.

favorite: bench, deadlift, squat
best: squat, deadlift, bench

I want what I don't have.

03-30-2011, 08:58 AM
Best: Deadlift, Squat, Bench
Favorite: Deadlift, Squat, Bench


03-30-2011, 12:24 PM
Bench, Dead, Squat. Just cause I suck at squatting but that is gonna change!

03-30-2011, 01:14 PM
Favorite: squats

best: deadlift

03-31-2011, 05:54 PM
I'm built like a deadlifter; so naturally DLs are my favorite and best lift. I'm a terrible bencher, so squats are number 2 by default.

03-31-2011, 06:17 PM
IDK? I guess my lifts are all pretty even as far as devolopment. My bench is prob my most sound lift technique wise then squat as I have on issue wk adductor to fight through. My deadlift might become my strongest lift eventually. I feel I am sloppy as shit with it I just yank that sumbitch of the floor but my back is by far my stropngerst bodypart.

I dont really have a favorite I really like them all tbh, if im fighting through tough lifts im happy simple as that ohhh im also really good @ dumbell curls : )

04-03-2011, 05:36 PM
my favorite lift is bench and my best is squat and then deads not to far behind

04-06-2011, 06:47 PM
Favorite: DL, Squat, Bench
Best: DL, Squat, Bench

Bench is last because of ungoing shoulder problems making it the hardest to make progress on.