Lift Classifications

At the University of Oregon we classify all lifting exercises into one of the following categories of pull, squat, or push.  Each of the three categories contains core and assistance exercises.
PULLS

CORE PULL ACTIVITIES

Good Morning
Russian Deadlift
Romanian Deadlift
Clean Variations
Snatch Variations


ASST. PULL ACTIVITIES

DB Pullovers
DB Rows
Lat Pull Downs
Seated Low Cable Rows
Lateral DB Raises
Bicep Curls

SQUATS

CORE SQUAT ACTIVITIES

Overhead Squat / Lunge
Front Squat / Lunge
Back Squat / Lunge
Single Leg Squats
Step-Up Variations


ASST. SQUAT ACTIVITIES

Hip Flexion
Hip Extension
Hip Abduction
Hip Adduction
Heel Raises
Hamstring Dips
Leg Curls
Leg Extensions

PUSHES

CORE PUSH ACTIVITIES

Push Presses
Push Jerks
Split Jerks
Bench Press
Incline Press


ASST. PUSH ACTIVITIES

DB Presses
DB Chest Flies
Machine Chest Flies
Tricep Dips
Lying Tricep Extensions
Tricep Cable Pushdowns