One Exercise Workouts
Isn't abbreviated training unbalanced training? Not when you follow the Push, Pull, Squat rule!
Here is how this simple formula works:
Each week you include some variation of the squat exercise along with a variation of a pushing movement and one pulling movement. Use this simple rule to train all three exercises per session, or employ a split program where you concentrate on a single exercise per session - the decision is yours.
And what about ultra-abbreviated training? Is there a way you can perform only one exercise per workout and still keep your program balanced?
Again, the solution is simple.
Do different workouts using a different exercise each session (see the split program above), or specialize on one exercise per training period before you specialize on something else.
- Concentrate on the squat for 6 weeks, then
- Change to the bench press for 6 weeks, then
- Move to the bent-over row for 6 weeks.
Rotate your exercises in this manner and over time you build balance. Easy peasy lemon squeezy.
Think it can't be done?
William Boone built world class strength in the 1930s and 40s and would gain 80-100 pounds of muscle. His secret? One exercise workouts!