Daily Dose of Coach #236: The 10 Best Exercises?

If you had to pick only 10 exercises to do how would you go about it?

There are many individual factors that go along with that question, like goals, how well you move, training history, etc.

But for healthy individuals who move well, the Poliquin Group got it right when they wrote the article, Top Ten Best Exercises You Should Be Doing."

The basis of this article is what exercises produce the most "bang for your buck." When it comes to building strength, muscle and improving body composition these have always prevailed.

The 10 exercises listed in the article are:

  1. Hexbar Deadlift
  2. Split Squat
  3. Chin Up or Pull Up
  4. Barbell Squat
  5. Bench Press
  6. Romanian Deadlift
  7. Overhead Press
  8. Farmers Walk
  9. Glute Ham Raise
  10. Garhammer Raise

The only one I would replace is #10 and I'd replace it with the Turkish Get Up.

This lineup pretty much covers every movement, push, pull, hinge, squat, and carry. If you do my programs, you'll notice many of these as staples.

What exercise(s) would you add, take out or replace?