Were talking about exercises that DO have a place in teh workout world, but you dont do them cuz theyre ineffective for you, uncomfortable, have better ideas, etc...
Mine would be..
Straight arm pulldowns
Reverse grip bench
Seated overhead one dumbell extension (forget the name, but with both hands holding hte dumbell over head and you press it directly over your head....meaning when it comes down you have to move your neck forward out of the way)
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Upright Rows, Bentover BB Rows, Lunges, any kind of fancy shmancy core work, tricep kickbacks, front squats, and good mornings.
Right before I started instructing clients to do lunges, I did them. They are really fucking hard! I think its a matter of getting used to, Id say. So many things going on with that workout.
You really dont like BB rows? As you know, I can only enjoy them for short periods of time, then I cant feel shit from them. (Meaning 'feeling' the workout itself, not soreness)
Tricep kickbacks have always pissed me off too. They seem to only work at full extension. Of course, from my journal, you could say I did these on the last workout I did. Only I didnt use dumbells, I didnt bend over, and my grip was totally different.
Good Mornings and Front Squats is asking for too much. Too much as in, if Deads and Back Squats work fine, then why do other stuff? Especially uncomfortable workouts. Shit, I am already getting used to lunges, core workouts, hise shrugs, and most workouts without grips/straps, so Ill put some shit on the back burner.
Of course I dont see refusing to do GMs or FSs forever.
Hah, I havent done concentration curls for a long time...for the same reason you listed for the kickbacks.
Yes, I do prescribe them to my clients for a change of pace, but only if they have never injured their shoulders or had a history of shoulder impingment/problems. I never have them perform these for an extended amount of time though. I just throw them in on occasion for the Hell of it.
The only time it's bad to feel the burn is when you're peeing...
Calf raises. They've never done anything for me that heavy leg works hasn't taken care of.
glad you mentioned these....i never do em either...i am of the opinion that calf size is genetically predetermined anyway to an extent, and plus you can make the argument if you don't do wrist curls, why do calf raises? Let the compounds take care of them