An Arthur Jones Workout

This is an example from an Arthur Jones workout routine feature in his Nautilus Bulletin #1.

Arthur was always a man who got right to the point and in this particular routine he said some very interesting things.

Here is a few of his exact comments:

“Most beginning trainees are far too anxious to make rapid gains in bodyweight – and in most cases, this results in the addition of fatty tissue; an underweight but mature individual can usually gain at least an average of a pound a week for a period of six months by following a very brief (but hard) training program two or three times weekly – some subjects will respond much faster, but caution is required if addition of fatty tissue is to be avoided, as it almost always should be.

“An underweight individual desiring to increase his overall size and strength would be well advised to limit his training activities to a program somewhat along the lines of the following routine.”

Below is that routine.

An Arthur Jones Workout
Stiffed Leg Deadlifts 1 x 15
Squats 2 x 10
Standing Overhead Press 2 x 10
Chins 2 x 10
Dips 2 x 10
Curls 2 x 10
Stiffed Leg Deadlifts 1 x 15

Notes: Make changes as desired. This is a very hard workout and you need to follow the sets and reps you feel comfortable with. Eliminate the deadlifts completely if you feel overtrained. Perform this workout 2-3 days a week. Eat healthy, drink water and get plenty of rest.

Understand that to be successful in any weight training program – hard work is a must! Half-hearted effort does nothing for you. If you’re new to weight training or grossly out of shape, consult a physician first. End of disclaimer

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