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Very Economical Training

Joe,

Thanks for your time on this forum. Here’s my Q: If you had to pick only one exercise for the lower body and one exercise for the upper body, what would they be? The goal here is to develop a general base of “functional strength” as efficiently as possible (I define functional as having the greatest carryover to recreational sports; I do NOT define functional training as doing one-legged squats on a Swiss ball while juggling dumbbells).

MikeTheBear,

Very interesting question! I guess my TRAINING ECONOMY article wasn’t economical enough for ya!

Alright, I can only do 1 upper body lift and 1 lower body lift and I’m an athlete…

Lower body: Squats
Upper body: Chins