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    Unorthodox Lifts

    Sometimes I like to throw in some unorthodox accessory lifts after I hit my core lifts for the work out.

    Here are a couple I've tried recently that I think are pretty fun and a great way to add some spice to your work out...

    Waiter's Walk: Snatch or clean and press a dumbbell to overhead lock out. Walk a specified distance, lower dumbbell and repeat with other arm.

    This is a great exercise to improve balance, shoulder girdle stability , tricep lock out strength, mid section strength/stability and overall coordination.

    Ice Cream Maker: Pull up so your neck is above the bar. Tighten up your whole body, especially your midsection. Lower your body, while contracting your core so your body + arms make an L shape. I believe the correct term would be to do a Lever.

    Repeat motion for 3-8 reps.

    Muscle Up
    : Pull up with as much acceleration as possible, slightly flexing your hips/knees, to help drive your whole body above the bar. You may have to dip up to get lock out

    One armed DB Clean + Jerk
    Get a heavyish dumbbell and clean it to you shoulder, using a slight hop, jerk it to the over head lock out position.

    What novel or unorthodox lifts do you guys do to spice up your work outs?
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    Cool list...

    Here's a few that I've done before:

    Farmers Walk - Pick up two heavy dumbbells. Carry for distance.

    Tombstone carry - I have a 100+ lb tombstone that I used for work. Pick it up and carry for distance.

    Sandbag Clean and Press - 150 lb sandbag for reps.

    Overhead Box Squats - I really like this one. Hold a barbell at full press, do box squats for reps. Really works the whole body.
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    Pistol squats and turkish get-ups. Dont do them often though.

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