Are "minimalistic" routines a meme?

Are "minimalistic" routines a meme?

  1. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    IST used to absolutely love minimalist strength routines

  2. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    it depends on what you mean, minimalistic in the sense of a lack of variety, or minimalistic in volume.

    I only do 4 compound lifts and two accessories for example, but my volume is the same as someone that would be doing PPL with more exercise selection.

  3. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    if only i was this good looking....
    literally would've had the whole world under my feet...

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      sex != having world under foot
      you have the ability to have sex very easily, you may only have to pay for it.
      get a hooker and build your self esteem up, queer.

  4. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    If you're running it out of necessity, no. If you're running it strictly as a shortcut, yes.

  5. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    Depends. If you only do bench, squat and deadlifts, you will look like shit. If you add OHP, weighted dips and pullups, you will look good.

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      there's no need to do dips if you're doing bench, rows are also superior to pull ups.

      • 6 days ago
        Anonymous

        A true dyel. Who needs a vertical push or pull movement? Lol

        • 6 days ago
          Anonymous

          i didn't say to omit the ohp you fucking retard.

        • 6 days ago
          Anonymous

          you're already doing OHP for that.

          pullups are shit, dips are shit, squats are also largely unnecessary if you're doing volume deadlifts.

          feel free to post body, this is my post:

          it depends on what you mean, minimalistic in the sense of a lack of variety, or minimalistic in volume.

          I only do 4 compound lifts and two accessories for example, but my volume is the same as someone that would be doing PPL with more exercise selection.

      • 6 days ago
        Anonymous

        Bench does not give you huge triceps. Dips do.

      • 6 days ago
        Anonymous

        >rows are also superior to pull ups.
        Ask me how I know you look like shit

        • 6 days ago
          Anonymous

          post body so I can mog you into suicide.

          • 6 days ago
            Anonymous

            Nah, I'm overweight and don't work out. But I work in a gym so I know you look like shit.

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      >Bench
      >OHP
      >Front Squat
      >DL
      >Weighted Pullup
      >Curls
      ftfy

  6. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    Doing it correctly is the issue. For bodybuilding with fewer options your exercise selection needs to be perfect and you still need to cover areas that compounds don't hit well. Overall minimalist programs are pretty bad if you want to gain muscle. If the goal is strength though minimalist programs work pretty decently. The few lifts you want to get good at and then a few accessories to support it and you're good

  7. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    No they're breddy good. Something like power to the people will get you strong quick. And enough people have made decent gains on tactical barbell that there has to be something to the program. They just aren't some shortcut to a bodybuilder physique, because that body requires a lot of accessory and isolation movements

  8. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    >Mon. (gym)
    Squat
    Bench
    OHP
    Upright Row
    >Wed
    Pull Ups
    Toes over bar
    >Fri. (gym)
    Deadlift
    Bench
    OHP
    Upright Row
    >Sat
    Chin Ups
    Toes over bar

    That's eight basic exercises. Two 1.5 hour gym workouts, two 30 min park workouts, 4 hours total. If you did this with intensity that should be enough to look solid. If you want cardio too add 30 minutes of sprints/short distance runs after your Wed/Sat workouts. In 30 min you could do something like 3x1 mile at high intensity with a few minutes rest in between.

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