One of my all-time best-selling workout programs is Jason Ferruggia’s Minimalist Training. This 80 page e-book contains some of the author’s favorite routines based on his 23 years of experience in lifting/training.
As the title implies, these workouts are simple–at most three exercises. This may not sound like “enough” if you are used to long, drawn-out training sessions. But I’ve found this way of training to be very effective at building size and strength.
Ferruggia recommends training only three days a week for most lifters (this is another thing I agree with him on–I think this split is a good balance of training and rest). But there are options for training anywhere from 3-5 days.
There are also options for trainees at different levels, from beginner to advanced. The beginner routines are based more on linear progression–getting a little stronger each week. The advanced routines use periodization–strategically starting with lower weight and higher rep ranges then moving to higher weight and lower rep ranges.
I can speak to the effectiveness of these programs from personal experience. I tried the “70′s Strength and Mass” routine and loved it–it’s still one of my favorites to this day. Here are a few other titles of the workouts you’ll find:
*Skinny Maggot Mass Building
*One for the Money
*Two for the Time
*Old School Simplicity
*Three the Hard Way
I’d recommend this e-book without hesitation.
Note: This program is also available as part of the Renegade Inner Circle (Platinum Membership Option). Joining this website and paying a year in advance is the way to get the most value for your money.
This article is written by Kevin