This is just for fun/theoretical discussion.
In a hypothetical situation in which you can only do three exercises for the rest of your life, which three would you choose?
Mine would definitely be:
Barbell Back Squat
Barbell Incline Press
Pull Ups (Neutral Grip if I had to choose)
What would be the effects of training like this? Would it be beneficial? Detrimental?
Personally I think it would be beneficial, especially for strength gain. I’ve always been a fan of minimalism. My thought is that the more basic it is, that faster you can progress it.
If I were to set up a training routine, I would probably train 3 days a week, and give each exercise its own day.
On squat day I would work up to a heavy set of 3-5, then maybe do a widow-maker, then do more high rep sets(5-10 sets of 8-12 reps)
On pull up day I would do 10x10 or aim to get 200 spread out through the workout.
On incline bench day I would work up to a heavy set of 3-5,then do 5-10 sets of 8-12 reps.
Would it work? Who knows. It’d be easy enough to switch up.
What three exercises would you choose?