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Looking for a 3 Day Minimalsitic Plan

Looking for a 3-day workout, mostly minimalistic, similar to Ben Bruno’s power of 3, but I was looking to add some Hang cleans or some explosive movement. I was talking to this Ex-football player at my gym which I know is usually bad advice but what he said was , Upper- Bench,Row,Press
Lower- Squat,Hang Clean, Deadlift
Arms- Barbell Curls/ Extensions-abs
All 6 sets of 6 in a circuit fashion. Add weight every week.
Thoughts ?

3 day workout with a separate day for arms and abs and 200% more upper body pushing than pulling? Nope.

Yeah I just needed a few ideas in the clutch I wasn’t going to go with that.

The original Starting Strength is a 3-day routine with power cleans as an explosive movement.

I’d look at 531 with power cleans. There are numerous three days per week options in the book.

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I could not imagine a bigger waste of time then a dedicated arms/abs workout, especially if you are new to training. Do Starting Strength with some weighted chins or pull-ups; your arms will look just fine.

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Use the search function for articles. They have been around forever.

Waterbury has a lot.

Chris C has written something.

Staley has a few

Etc

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If you want to do “Power of 3” and add an explosive movement, then why not just do the program and find an appropriate place to add said explosive movement?

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texas method or beyond 5/3/1

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Bingo.

The capacity of some trainees to over complicate the simplest desires can be astounding.

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